Treatment No.

Biocontrol strains

Germination (%)

Shoot length (cm)

Root length(cm)

Vigour index

T1

Pf1

93.0 (76.0)

15.6

18.2

3143.40

T2

Py15

88.5 (71.1)

15.5

17.8

2947.05

T3

Fp7

89.5 (72.5)

15.5

17.9

2989.30

T4

EPC5

88.5 (71.1)

14.9

16.9

2814.30

T5

EPCO16

93.5 (76.5)

16.1

18.4

3225.75

T6

EPCO16+Pf1

96.5 (80.3)

18.6

21.2

3840.70

T7

Mancozeb (0.2%)

90.5 (70.2)

16.2

19.5

3230.85

T8

Control

80.0 (62.8)

14.3

16.4

2456.0

Table 2: Efficacy of seed treatment with PGPR and PGPE strains on plant growth promotion under in vitro conditions.