Management of corm rot of saffron (Crocus sativus L.) in Kashmir, India

M. Ahmad, V. Sagar, M.-U.-D. Shah, B.A. Padder, F.A. Ahanger, T.A. Sofi, A.A. Mir, A. Nabi, M.A. Khan
The present study on the management of corm rot of saffron was carried out in the Division of Plant Pathology, SKUAST-K, Shalimar, Srinagar during 2005-2010. The present study revealed that the T. viride-2 and T. viride-1 isolates reduced the corm rot severity to minimum (15.6 and 11.1% and to 23.7 and 15.9%, respectively) when applied as corm treatment or into soil through FYM compared to control (60.5 and 64.4%, respectively). Among fungicides, corms treated with carbendazim 50 WP or myclobutanil 10 WP proved the most effective in reducing corm rot severity to 7.4 and 5.2% and to 3.0 and 5.9%, when corms were dipped overnight in fungicidal suspension or given wet slurry treatment, respectively.
Ahmad, M., Sagar, V., Shah, M.-U.-D., Padder, B.A., Ahanger, F.A., Sofi, T.A., Mir, A.A., Nabi, A. and Khan, M.A. (2018). Management of corm rot of saffron (Crocus sativus L.) in Kashmir, India. Acta Hortic. 1200, 111-114
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2018.1200.18
corm rot, Crocus sativus, management, saffron

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