ML Patel, VS Parmar, NS Joshi, PJ Prajapati and NJ Hadiya
is a very effective biological mean for plant disease management especially the soil born. It is a free-living fungus which is common in soil and root ecosystems. It is highly interactive in root, soil and foliar environments. It reduces growth, survival or infections caused by pathogens by different mechanisms like competition, antibiosis, mycoparasitism, hyphal interactions, and enzyme secretion. For the management of soil borne diseases especially stem and pod rot of groundnut, Trichoderma harzianum
is very effective. Junagadh Agricultural University (JAU) has started the commercial production and selling of bio-agent Trichoderma harzianum
culture under the brand name of SAWAJ Trichoderma
. The study revealed that Trichoderma
can be used with mixing with FYM ranked first, Application of Trichoderma
is beneficial where fungal disease every years appears in soil ranked second, Trichoderma
can used with sand mixing ranked third, Soil moisture must at the time of application of Trichoderma
mixing ranked fourth, Trichoderma
is cheaper than other chemical fungicides ranked fifth, Fungal disease not appears when Trichoderma
is used for continuous 2 to 3 years ranked sixth.
ML Patel, VS Parmar, NS Joshi, PJ Prajapati and NJ Hadiya. Perception of effectiveness of SAWAJ Trichoderma in controlling the disease among farmers. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2019;8(3):158-161.