Efficacy of metalaxyl for control of Phytophthora blight of pigeonpea uri icon

abstract

  • A seed dressing formulation of metalaxyl was evaluated under greenhouse and field conditions for the control of pigeonpea blight caused by Phytophthora drechsleri f. sp. cajani . Significant control of the blight (over 90 per cent) was achieved with metalaxyl (1.75 g a. i./kg seed) in a greenhouse trial for 30 days after planting. However, the fungicide was found ineffective against the disease in field tests

publication date

  • 1984