NAWALE RUTUJA YADAORAO, SANKET SUDHAKAR CHAVAN, LOKENDRA SINGH, SHWETA MESHRAM, MEENAKSHI RANA AND SEWETA SRIVASTAVA*
School of Agriculture, Lovely Professional University, Phagwara-144 411 (Punjab), India
*(e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Mobile: 83602 87932)
(Received: July 5, 2022; Accepted: August 11, 2022)
Macrophomina phaseolina causes charcoal rot in economically important crops all over the world. Present
investigation was taken on evaluation of seven fungicides viz., carbendaxim+mancozeb, captan, carboxin,
thiophanate methyl, ridomil, tebuconazole and difeconazole and a bioagent Trichoderma viride against M.
phaseolina under both in vitro and in vivo conditions. Among the fungicides, minimum mortality was
recorded with carbendazim+mancozeb and this treatment was significantly superior over rest of the
treatments, followed by thiophanate methyl. Maximum root length of soybean was recorded with
carbendazim+mancozeb (12.08 cm) followed by T. viride (12.07 cm). From the results obtained, it was
concluded that selected fungicides and biocontrol agent significantly reduced the growth of M. phaseolina.
Key words : Charcoal rot, biocontrol, fungicides, Macrophomina phaseolina, soybean