Seed Treatment with Fungicides for Controlling Foot and Root Rot of Lentil


1 Senior Scientific Officer (Plant Pathology), Spices Research Centre, BARI, Shibganj, Bogra, Bangladesh.

2 Senior Scientific Officer, Plant Pathology Division, BARI, Joydebpur, Gazipur, Bangladesh.

3 Spices Research Centre, Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute, Shibganj, Bogra, Bangladesh.


The experiment was conducted in the sick plot at Pulses Research Centre, BARI, Ishurdi, Pabna, Bangladesh during 2013-14 to find out the control measure of foot and root rot of lentil by seed treatment and its effect on yield. The test lentil variety was BARI Masur 1. Seven fungicides viz. Bavistin (0.2%), Tilt 250 EC (0.05%), Folicur EW 250 (0.1%), Indofil M 45 (0.2%), Ridomil gold (0.2%), Dithane M 45 (0.2%), and Vitavax 200 (0.2%), and one untreated control were used in this experiment. The lowest foot and root rot (20.65%), and the highest plant survival (79.35%) were obtained from Vitavax 200 (0.2%) followed by Bavistin (0.2%) and the highest foot and root rot (36.26%), and the lowest plant survival (63.74%) were obtained from control. The highest number of pods/plant, number of seeds/plant, weight of seeds/plant and yield (kg/ha) were recorded in Vitavax 200 (0.2%) which also followed by Bavistin (0.2%) and the lowest of these parameters were in untreated control.