International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences (IJCMAS)
IJCMAS is now DOI (CrossRef) registered Research Journal. The DOIs are assigned to all published IJCMAS Articles.
Index Copernicus ICI Journals Master List 2022 - IJCMAS--ICV 2022: 95.28 For more details click here
National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS) : NAAS Score: *5.38 (2020) [Effective from January 1, 2020] For more details click here

Login as a Reviewer

See Guidelines to Authors
Current Issues
Download Publication Certificate

Original Research Articles                      Volume : 6, Issue:11, November, 2017

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
Issues : 12 per year
Publisher : Excellent Publishers
Email : /
Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
Index Copernicus ICV 2018: 95.39
NAAS RATING 2020: 5.38

Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(11): 3231-3236

Prevalence of Collar Rot of Tomato Caused by Sclerotium rolfsii (Sacc.) under the Red and Lateritic Zone of West Bengal
Asish Mahato, Mohan Kumar Biswas* and Suman Patra
Department of Plant Protection, Palli-Siksha Bhavana, Visva-Bharati, Sriniketan, West Bengal-731236, India
*Corresponding author

Tomato (Solanum lycopersicon L.) a member of the family Solanaceae, is the world's largest vegetable crop after potato and sweet potato. Diseases of tomato act as the chief limiting factor to its economic production. Recently, the collar rot caused by Sclerotium rolfsii is becoming sever disease of tomato in India. Crop Losses up to 30 per cent due to collar rot disease have been reported by many researchers in this crop. Hence to get a preliminary idea regarding the incidence level and pattern of prevalence of the disease in the agro-ecological condition of undulating red and lateritic zone of West Bengal, a roving survey was conducted at different locations of the aforesaid agro climatic zone during the crop growing season of 2014-15 and 2015-16. The pooled analysis of two years data revealed that disease incidence was ranged from 7.61 to 21.79 % in this zone and the Purulia district had maximum level of disease incidence ranging from 13.14 to 21.79 % followed by Bankura districts 11.90 to 16.64 %, Birbhum district 9.75 to 17.73%, Burdwan district 7.61 to 14.54 %. Paschim Medinipur district was noticed with less incidence levels ranging from 9.08 to 9.51 %. This study provided an elementary idea about the disease incidence pattern in this zone as well as paved the path for seeking resistance sources under local conditions and recommendation of proper farming practices to combat the drastic effects of collar rot disease.

Keywords: Tomato, Collar rot, Sclerotium rolfsii, Disease incidence, Lateritic zone.

Download this article as Download

How to cite this article:

Asish Mahato, Mohan Kumar Biswas and Suman Patra. 2017. Prevalence of Collar Rot of Tomato Caused by Sclerotium rolfsii (Sacc.) under the Red and Lateritic Zone of West Bengal.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(11): 3231-3236. doi:
Copyright: This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.