International Journal of Chemical Studies
Vol. 6, Issue 2 (2018)
Efficacy of different soil agro-techniques against peach replant disease as determined by vegetative growth of the plants under surveillance in a replanting site
Author(s): Kishore Kumar Thakur, Dharam Paul Sharma and Heerendra Prasad
Abstract: The aim of this experimental study was to evaluate the vegetative performance of the July Elberta’ peach plants grafted and Insitu grafted raised on seedling rootstocks in a replant orchard soil. The experiment was conducted in an area known for intensive peach cultivation for more than 30 years and now the successive monoculture in the same soil has resulted in the problem of soil-sickness. Different soil management practices viz. soil fumigation, SSP, PGPR and biocontrol along with control (i.e. recommended package of practices) were employed as the practices for controlling replant disease and to trigger the growth of plants in a replant soil. The replant soil treatments showed significant (p<0.05) variations apropos of growth and vigour characteristics over the control. The results have indicated that growth in terms of plant height, stem diameter, number of feathers and leaves, leaf area and chlorophyll content were observed in combined treatment i.e. Soil fumigation + PGPR + Biocontrol + 25% more of recommended SSP. Thus, it can be inferred that the soil profile modification coupled with soil fumigation prove to be a potential agro-technique to combat peach replant disease.
Pages: 3143-3149 | 303 Views 11 Downloads
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Kishore Kumar Thakur, Dharam Paul Sharma, Heerendra Prasad. Efficacy of different soil agro-techniques against peach replant disease as determined by vegetative growth of the plants under surveillance in a replanting site. Int J Chem Stud 2018;6(2):3143-3149.