A Comparative Study of the Commercially Available Fungicides to Control Sheath Blight of Rice in Lahore
- *Corresponding Author:
- Muhammad Ali
Institute of Agricultural Sciences
University of the Punjab
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Received date: August 26, 2014; Accepted date: October 30, 2014; Published date: October 31, 2014
Citation: Shahid AA, Shahbaz M, Ali M (2014) A Comparative Study of the Commercially Available Fungicides to Control Sheath Blight of Rice in Lahore. J Plant Pathol Microb 5: 240. doi:10.4172/2157-7471.1000240
Copyright: © 2014 Shahid AA, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
A comparative study of commercially available fungicides (Cordate, Precurecombi, Curon, Bendict, Nativo, Valedamycin and Tilt) was made to find out the best fungicide against sheath blight fungi (Rhizoctoniasolani). Experimental field was divided into nine treatment units (T1, T2, T3, T4, T5, T6, T7, T8 and T9) and each unit was treated with each fungicide and data was collected on the basis of different agronomic traits such as number of tillers per hill, number of grains per spike, 1000 grain weight, disease incidence and yield of crop. As a result fungicides Nativo and Tilt were proved to be best control for sheath blight of rice.