Sajid A. Khan, Ali Awais, Nazir Javed, Khushboo Javaid, Anam Moosa, Imran U. Haq, Nasir A. Khan, Muhammad U. Chattha, Asma Safdar


The present study was designed to evaluate response of pea (Pisum sativum L.) germplasm against Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. pisi associated with pea wilt disease. A total of 32 different varieties of pea were screened. Among these, 25 were moderately susceptible, 6 susceptible and 1 was highly susceptible. In vitro evaluation of the antifungal effect of six different chemical formulations viz.,Raxil Ultra (Tebuconazole), Topsin-M(Thiophanate Methyl), Score (Difenconazole), Derosil (Carbendazim), Hombre (Imidacloprid + Tebuconazole) and Divident Star (MetalaxylM + Difenconazole) was conducted at different concentrations i.e., 5,10,20,25,50 and 100ppm against mycelial growth of F. oxysporum f.sp. pisi. Score was found highly effective at 5ppm and 10ppm. Raxil Ultra produced best inhibition at 100ppm followed by Topsin-M. Raxil Ultra and Topsin-M were then tested in vivo as a seed treatment. Raxil Ultra produced highest seed germination rate followed by Topsin-M compared to control. Score, Topsin-M and Raxil Ultra can be recommended for control of this disease.


Fusariumoxysporumf.sppisi, fungicides, Pisumsativum L., wilt, screening

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