DOI: 10.5958/0976-0571.2014.00693.6    | Article Id: LR-206 | Page : 665-669
Citation :- EFFECT OF BIO AGENTS ON GROWTH AND ROOT ROT OF LENTIL .Legume Research.2014.(37):665-669
M. A. Kashem, F. Islam1, S. Sarker1, A. B. Puteh2 and M. M. A. Mondal* mmamondal@gmail.com
Address : Bangladesh Institute of Nuclear Agriculture, BAU Campus, Mymensing-2202, Bangladesh


Laboratory and pot experiment was conducted to control root rot caused by Fusarium solani and Sclerotium rolfsii, a devastating and wide spread disease in the world. Ten bio-agents including control were tested in these experiments. Macerated extract of Fusarium solani +Trichoderma harzianum showed the best result in controlling root rot of lentil with the highest seed germination (100%), radical length (1.56 cm), seedling emergence (95.73%), root length (8.16 cm), shoot length (17.75 cm), number of branches/5 plants (15.56). The lowest root rot (25.93%) was also observed in the treatment of Fusarium solani +Trichoderma harzianum. The other four treatments, macerated extract of Sclerotium rolfsii , Fusarium solani, Trichoderma harzianum, Sclerotium rolfsii +Trichoderma harzianum showed better results over control in terms of all plant parameters. Leaves of Jarul, Mehegoni  and Acacia showed poor performance compared to control in almost all parameters.


Bio-agents Growth Lentil Root rot.


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