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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 9, Special Issue 2 (2020)

False smut of rice, a new emerging disease in tarai region of Uttarakhand: Its eco-friendly management through essential oils

Author(s):

Bijender Kumar

Abstract:
False smut of rice earlier considered as minor disease has become one of the major diseases in rice growing areas. Present investigation was carried out to evaluate the efficacy of different essential oils against false smut disease of rice under field conditions. Research findings over two crop seasons, suggests that of the different essential oils tested two foliar sprays of neem essential oil @ 2ml/liter was found to be the best in managing the disease and in improving the grain yield. The treatment provided 16.33 per cent control of the disease and 7.93 per cent increase in grain yield. The treatment also avoided 7.53 per cent loss in grain yield. Moreover, treatment has been found to be safe as no phytotoxicity symptoms was observed.

Pages: 358-362  |  383 Views  91 Downloads

How to cite this article:
Bijender Kumar. False smut of rice, a new emerging disease in tarai region of Uttarakhand: Its eco-friendly management through essential oils. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2020;9(2S):358-362.