X RAYS EXPOSURE ON LEGUMINOUS SEEDS IN COMBINATION WITH AERVA JAVANICA PARTS POWDER FOR THE PROMOTION OF GROWTH AND MANAGEMENT OF ROOT ROT FUNGAL PATHOGENS (Published)
Present research investigate the exposure of x-rays on leguminous seeds in combination with Aerva javanica in the management of root rot fungal pathogens and on the growth of crop plants. Seeds of cowpea and mung bean were treated with x-rays for 5, 10 and 20 seconds for 45 and 75 KeV and soil amended with A. javanica leaves powder @1% w/w. Seed treatment with x-rays for 5 and 10 sec. showed significant enhancement in growth parameters and completely control the infection of root rot fungi viz., Fusarium spp., Rhizoctonia solani and Macrophomina phaseolina.