Fungal Products: An Eco-friendly Input for Integrated Crop Disease Management
Yadav Ramesh Singh3, Yadav Manoj Kumar3, Khilari Kamal1, Shukla AC2
1Department of Plant Pathology, SVP University of Agriculture & Technology, Meerut–250 110, India.
2Department of Horticulture, Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, Mizoram University, Aizwal (Mizoram), India.
3Department of Biotechnology, SVP University of Agriculture & Technology, Meerut–250 110, India.
The wider and repeated use of synthetic fungicides to control crop diseases due to fungal attack results in the accumulation of residue in the organisms and develop resistance in targeted fungal pathogens to the chemicals. Alternative to chemicals is the formulation of various eco-friendly products from antagonistic and mycorrhizal fungi which can be effectively used over larger area against crop diseases alone or in combination with different disease management strategies.