International Journal of Mycology and Plant Pathology

International Journal of Mycology and Plant Pathology Vol. 1 (11), pp. 091-101, November, 2014. © International Scholars Journals

Full length Research paper

Effect of seed treatments on disease incidence, seed quality, seed yield, stick yield and fibre yield following line sowing method in CVL-1 variety

S. M. A. Haque1, I. Hossain2 and M. A. Rahman2

1Senior Scientific Officer, Plant Pathology Department, Pest Management Division, Bangladesh Jute Research Institute, Dhaka-1207,  2 Professor, Department of Plant Pathology, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh.

Email: upolbjri@gmail.com

Accepted 18 December, 2014.

Abstract 

The present study was conducted to clarify the jute seed storage sustainability using biological agent. The experiments were conducted in the field of JAES and KRS of BJRI and conducted during the period April 2012 to January 2013.  Two different seed treatments viz. Provax-200 and BAU- Biofungicide and Seeds having moisture content 9.5% were used for the experiment. Disease incidence occurred lowest at JAES and KRS with BAU- Biofungicide treated seeds were used. BAU- Biofungicide and Provax-200 showed superior means for controlling field fungi with higher seed yield and better improvement of seed quality. The highest disease incidences 20.32% and lowest disease incidences 6.37% were recorded under control and BAU- Biofungicide treated seeds, respectively. Negative relations between disease severity and seed yield, fibre yield and stick yield were observed in seed treatments with BAU- Biofungicide and Provax-200. The highest seed yield (619.58 kg/ha), fibre yield (4.79 ton/ha) and stick yield (10.54 ton/ha) were recorded under BAU- Biofungicide treated seeds and lowest seed yield (461.81 kg/ha), fibre yield (2.87 ton/ha) and stick yield (6.08 ton/ha) were recorded under control treatment. Thus, seed treatment by BAU- Biofungicide enhanced the quality and yield of the jute seed and fibre in the field.

Key Word: Effect, seed treatment, disease incidence, quality, yield, CVL-1.