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Journal of Applied Sciences and Environmental Management
World Bank assisted National Agricultural Research Project (NARP) - University of Port Harcourt
ISSN: 1119-8362
Vol. 12, No. 3, 2008, pp. 39-43
Bioline Code: ja08047
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Journal of Applied Sciences and Environmental Management, Vol. 12, No. 3, 2008, pp. 39-43

 en In vitro Seed-dressing Technique for the Control of Seed-borne Fungi of Rice variety Faro -29
Ibiam, O.f.A; Umechuruba, C.I. & Arinze, A.E.


Use of seed-dressing fungicides (Bavistin, Benlate, Fernasan-D, Apron Plus 50 DS and Dithane– M45), and soaking and slurry methods at various concentrations, for the control of seed-borne fungi of rice variety Faro 29 in vitro, was investigated. The results obtained showed that all the fungicides significantly inhibited the seed-borne fungi associated with the seeds of the variety at concentrations of 40g/ml, and 50mg/ml (P<0.05), in the soaking method, and at all the concentrations in the slurry method (P<0.05).The mean percentage seed germination , was not below 71%,at all the concentrations in the two methods used . The relevance of this work to the production of rice and food security in Nigeria is discussed.

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