Journal of Pure and Applied MicrobiologyVol. 9 No. 1

Detection of Fungal Load from Groundnut Seeds and their Pathogenic Nature Regards to Pre and Post Emergence Mortality

Kotgire Ganesh Sopanrao and B.P. Mehta

Department of Plant Pathology, N. M. College Agriculture, NAU, Navsari, India.

Received on 15 October 2014 and accepted on 03 December 2014



Seed infecting fungi are important constraints for the groundnut crop prior harvesting to storage. Many fungal pathogens attack on the seeds and hamper seed health. Isolation of seed-infecting fungi was done by standard blotter method and Agar plate method. Isolation by both the methods revealed the predominantly association of Sclerotium rolfsii, Fusarium moniliforme, Fusarium equiseti, Helminthosporium sp., Aspergillus niger and Aspergillus flavus. In pathogenecity test, highest per cent of pre and post-emergence mortality was observed in seeds of Local variety inoculated with Aspergillus flavus i.e. 40.00 and 48.89 per cent respectively.

Keywords : Fungal Load, Pre and Post Emergence Mortality, Groundnut.