Conidial germination (%) ± SE

Formulation

M. anisopliae

B. bassiana

N. rileyi

Diesel

87.0 ± 1.1

47.1 ± 2.2

72.2 ± 2.3

Sunflower

92.2 ± 1.9

54.8 ± 1.6

82.2 ± 1.3

Diesel: Sunflower oil (7:3)

95.6 ± 1.7

66.7 ± 1.8

85.1 ± 1.8

Safflower oil

87.1 ± 2.2

42.7 ± 1.3

79.8 ± 1.6

Diesel : Safflower oil (7:3)

78.1 ± 3.1

52.2 ± 2.3

78.0 ± 2.8

Groundnut oil

89.1 ± 1.8

44.2 ± 2.1

50.2± 3.7

Tween 80 .1%)

99.4 ± 0.3

83.9 ± 1.1

84.7 ± 1.6

Table 2: Effect of different oil formulations on the germination of conidia of the selected fungal isolates