Integrated Management of Die-Back and Fruit Rot of Chilli (Capsicum annuum L.)
*Corresponding author: Santoshreedy Machenahalli, Central Coffee Research Institute, Chikmagaluru, Chikmagaluru-577117, Dharwad, Karnataka, India, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fruit rot and die-back diseases are major yield limiting factor in all chilli growing areas of India. Integrated management of chilli fruit rot disease during kharif 2012 and 2013 at Main Agricultural Research Station, University of Agricultural Sciences Dharwad, Karnataka, indicated that adoptive module including seed treatment with carboxin + thiram at 2 g/kg, seedling dip in P. fluorescens (10 g/l), spray with neem oil (10 ml/l), hexaconazole, propicoanzole (0.1%) and carbendazim + mancozeb (0.2%) showed least seedling infection (7.06%), die-back incidence (1.21%) and severity (9.30 PDI), fruit rot incidence (4.47%), severity (2.68 PDI) with high dry chilli yield (8.92 q/ha) and C: B ratio (2.44).
Chilli, Fruit rot, Die-back, Integrated disease management.