In vitro efficacy of fungal and bacterial antagonists against Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. ciceri causing chickpea wilt

Abstract : Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. ciceri is one of the most destructive pathogen, causing wilt disease in chickpea and there by inflicting accountable quantitative (48.29%) as well as qualitative losses. All the six fungal and two bacterial bioagents tested in vitro, exhibited significant mycelial growth inhibition of Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. ciceri. However, Trichoderma viride recorded significantly highest mycelial growth inhibition (75.55%), followed by Trichoderma harzianum (73.77%) Trichoderma koningii (71.88%) and Pseudomonas fluorescens (43.77%). Rest of the bioagents tested also caused significant mycelial inhibition
of the test pathogen.