Skip to main content

Root dipping of Rice seedlings with Pseudomonas fluorescens for Blast tolerance

Pseudomonas fluorescens is an effective biocontrol agent for management of rice blast. P.f. can be used for seed treatment, seedling dip and for foliar spraying in rice. Seedling dip method can easily be taken up in nursery fields, in the following manner. 

  • Make a bed of 10' X 10' in rice nursery after removing seedlings.
  • Let sufficient water (1") to stand in the bed.
  • Mix 1 kg of Pseudomonas fluorescens formulation.
  • Place all the seedling bundles in the bed, for dipping roots in the solution.
  • Keep it aside for atleast 30 minutes before taking it to transplanting in main field.

Making bed and filling it with water                  

Your rating: None

Please note that this is the opinion of the author and is Not Certified by ICAR or any of its authorised agents.