Aerial part fresh weight (g)
Treatment/Pathogen VD FOL FORL
Salicylic acid 73.8 a 81.4 a 76 a
Chitosan 82 a 68.8 b 66.2 a
Inoculated control 49.2 b 57.2 b 40.4 b
Uninoculated control 72.2 a 66.2 b 60.2 ab
* For each pathogentested, values (means) followed by the same letter are not significantly different according to Duncan's Multiple Range test at P ≤ 0.05.
Table 7: Effect chitosan- and salicylic acid-based treatments on aerial part fresh weight of tomato cv. Rio Grande plants inoculated with Verticillium dahliae (VD), Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. lycopersici (FOL) and F. oxysporum f. sp. radicislycopersici (FORL) noted 60 days post-inoculation under growth chamber conditions Chitosan (4 mg/ml) and SA (10 mM) were applied as soil drench five days before inoculation.