In vivo Effect of Antagonistic Treatments on Red Rot Disease Incidence, Yield and Quality Parameters of Sugarcane


  • Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Department of Plant Pathology, Agricultural College and Research Institute, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, 625104, India
  • S. T. Hindu College, P.G. and Research Department of Botany, Tamil Nadu, 629002, India


Experiments were carried out to develop an effective biocontrol method against sugarcane red rot disease under field conditions in sugarcane var. CoC-671. Integrated approach as sett treatment + foliar spray + soil application of the antagonistic organism Pseudomonas fluorescens recorded the lowest disease incidence (10.37 per cent), higher germination (77.67 per cent), more number of tillers (2.67/ha), economic shoots (1.95/ha) and increased yield (47.80tonnes/ha), highest brix value (21.27 per cent), sucrose (18.67 per cent) and commercial cane sugar (10.86 per cent) in the sugar cane var. CoC-671.


Colletotrichum falcatum, Sugarcane, Red Rot, Sett Treatment, Foliar Spray.

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Agriculture Sciences

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