ANTI-FUNGAL POTENTIAL OF CHILLI GERMPLASM AGAINST FUSARIUM WILT

Awais Murtza, Syed A. A. Bokhari, Iqra kanwal, Yasir Ali, Tanvir Ahmad, Amer Habib, Komal Mazhar, Mehboob Hussain, Sarfraz Randhawa

Abstract


Fusarium wilt caused by F. oxysporum f.sp. capsici is a potential risk to successful production of chilli in Pakistan and causes huge yield loss. In present study, fifteen varieties/ lines were assessed against Fusarium wilt disease under Randomized Complete Block Design (RCBD) in the trial area of Department of Pla­nt Pathology, University of Agriculture Faisalabad for a long time amid 2012-2013 and 2013-2014. Results showed that none of variety showed highly resistant response towards disease. Gola peshawari showed resistant response with 5.1% infection frequency while six varieties i.e. Talhari (10.30), Harmal (13.26), Neelum (14.46), Burewala (20.13), Sanam (15.10) and FSD-1 (18.43) showed moderately resistant response. Four varieties i.e. FSD-2 (28.10), Ghotki (25.167%), KA-2 (23.133%), Tatapuri (V%), expressed moderately susceptible response with rating three and four varieties/lines i.e. Arunalu (40.33), NARC-4 (35.66), Sabazperi (32.13) and Skyline (30.50) expressed vulnerable response with score 4 to Fusarium wilt.


Keywords


Capsicum annum, Fusarium oxysporum, screening, resistance

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