Studies on different Mycoflora responsible for Fruit Rot of Capsicum annum L. (var. grossum) in Bahraich District of UP
Sharma Gaurav, Tripathi SC*
Department of PG Studies and Research in Botany, Kisan P.G. College, Bahraich (UP).
The present communication deals with the study of fruit rot disease of sweet pepper/bell pepper in the terai district Bahraich, U.P., where it is generally grown for vegetable purposes. This disease is responsible for a remarkable loss both in yield and quality. Extensive survey to crop field of different villages were made viz. Basantapur, Buddha resort campus (village Basantapur), Gazpatipur, Keshwapur, Sesaihaider including vegetable markets of city. Diseased fruits were collected and were brought to the laboratory, symptoms of disease were studied and recorded. Associated mycoflora were isolated using pure culture of C.A. (Carrot Agar), pathogenicity test was performed and Colletotrichum capsici, Fusarium solani, Alternaria tennis and Aspergillus flavus were found associated with fruit rot disease.