International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences
ISSN: 2319-7706 Volume 2 Number 4 (2013) pp. 166-171
Effect of No-tillage on the Biodiversity of Phytopathogenic Fungi in the Semi arid area (Case of Setif area)
Rouag Noureddine1 *, Abdelkader Fahima1 , Bounechada Mustapha2 and Makhlouf Abdelhamid1 
1Department of Agronomy, Faculty of Life and Nature Sciences, University of Setif, Setif, 19000, Algeria. 2University of Setif, Faculty of Life and Nature Sciences, Laboratory: Amelioration and Development of Vegetable and Animal Production, Setif, 19000, Algeria. *Corresponding author e-mail: 
The fungi from different soil samples conducted in direct seeding (no tillage) for four consecutive years were investigated in terms of quality and quantity, using the soil dilution plate. A total of nine opportunistic and fungal pathogens were identified. The most common genera are Fusarium, Penicellium and Aspergillus. We found that direct seeding promotes the growth of fungi particulary Fusarium. Furthermore, the choice of culture and its location in the rotation plays an important role in the distribution of the fungal. The plot conducted in monoculture for four years is the most infected compared to the other plots. 
Phytopathogenic fungi; Soil; Direct seeding; Rotation; Algeria.