Efficacy of Azoxystrobin 7.5% and Propiconazole 12.5% SE Against Sheath Blight in Rice

S. B. Gowdar *

Department of Plant Pathology, College of Agriculture, Gangavathi, Koppal - 583 227 (Karnataka), India.

Narappa G

ICAR-Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Gangavathi, Koppal - 583 227 (Karnataka), India.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

Among the fungal diseases causing significant yield loss in rice, sheath blight caused by Rhizoctonia solani Kuhn is the most important ranked the second most important disease worldwide after blast and a serious threat in rice growing areas of the world and causes more economic yield losses. The field experiment was conducted with seven treatments and replicated three times in RBD design at ARS, Gangavati to know the effect of Azoxystrobin 7.5% + Propiconazole 12.5% SE against sheath blight in rice. The variety BPT-5204 was sown in plot size of 5 X 5 m2 with all regular agronomic practices followed as per the standard package of practice of University of Agricultural Sciences, Raichur. It has been found that the fungicide Azoxystrobin 7.5% + Propiconazole 12.5% SE at different doses evaluated was effective in reducing the severity of rice sheath blight and thereby increased the rice grain yield. The treatment Azoxystrobin 7.5% + Propiconazole 12.5% SE @ 625 ml/ha recorded minimum sheath blight of 13.70 and 16.11 per cent PDI with yield of 64.60 q/ha and 63.20 q/ha compared to control treatment 48.70 and 57.96 per cent PDI with grain yield of 54.10 q/ha and 52.40 q/ha during the first and second season, respectively. In the current study, along with reducing sheath blight severity, fungicide treatments minimized grain yield losses in 2 years. Field trial conducted clearly indicated that Azoxystrobin 7.5% + Propiconazole 12.5% SE @ 500 and 625 ml/ha dose can effectively control sheath blight of rice. Azoxystrobin 7.5% + Propiconazole 12.5% w/v SE @ 500 ml/ha was at par with higher dose and resulted better yield than other treatments.

Keywords: Azoxystrobin 7.5% propiconazole 12.5% SE, fungicide, rice, sheath blight


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Gowdar, S. B., & Narappa G. (2024). Efficacy of Azoxystrobin 7.5% and Propiconazole 12.5% SE Against Sheath Blight in Rice. Journal of Experimental Agriculture International, 46(5), 275–281. https://doi.org/10.9734/jeai/2024/v46i52375

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