Disease suppression in eggplant (Solanum melongena L.) nurseries carries over to reduced wilt and fruit rot in subsequent plantings


Abstract: Trichoderma harzianum was soil applied to eggplant nursery, eggplant field or both in a participatory trial in Bangladesh. In the nursery the fraction of healthy seedlings per sown seed increased, transplanted seedlings showed less wilt and fruit rot. Field application alone or in combination with nursery reduced wilt and fruit rot T. harzianum provides feasible low cost disease control.

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