EFFECT OF SEED TREATMENT BY FUNGICIDES TO CONTROL STRIPE DISEASE ON YIELD AND PRODUCTIVITY OF BARLEY
Department of Plant Pathology,
CCS Haryana Agricultural University,
Hisar-125004 (Haryana), India
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(Received : 20 April 2019; Accepted : 18 June 2019)
Stripe disease of barley caused by Drechslera graminea (Rabenh.) Shoemaker is a widely distributed disease in many barley grown parts of the world, but it has assumed more importance with the introduction of some new high yielding varieties. The present investigations were undertaken during 2007-08 and 2008-09 crop seasons with a view of elicit information on effect of disease on productivity of barley. Study revealed that a reduction was observed in all the growth and yield parameters of barley due to stripe disease. Seed treatment with Raxil 2DS at 0.2 per cent concentration significantly improves the productivity of barley crop over rest of the other treatment used except Vitavax 5WP at 0.2 per cent concentration to which it was at par.
Key words: Stripe disease, barley, productivity, straw, harvest index