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Seed and Seedling rot in groundnut

Pre-emergence Seed and Seedling Rot


Infected seed and seedlings are reduced to a dark brown or black spongy mass of rotted tissue It is seed borne fungi. So, decay is most rapid when infected seeds are sown.

Seed and seedling rot


Sow good quality and disease-free seed. Avoid damage to the seed testa. Deep placement of seed at sowing. Treat the seed with Thiram at 3 g/kg seeds or with carbendazim at 2 g/kg seeds. Follow crop rotation, i.e., cereal-cereal-groundnut.

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