Evaluation of bacteria and Trichoderma for biocontrol of pre-harvest seed infection by Aspergillus flavus in groundnut uri icon

abstract

  • Fluorescent Pseudomonas, Bacillus and Trichoderma spp. potentially antagonistic to A. flavus were isolated from the geocarposphere (pod zone) of groundnut and used successfully for the control of pre-harvest groundnut seed infection by A. flavus. In greenhouse and field experiments, inoculation of selected antagonistic strains on groundnut resulted in a significant reduction of seed infection by A. flavus, and also reduced >50% of the A. flavus populations (as colony-forming unit) in the geocarposphere of groundnut

publication date

  • 2006
  • 2006