Tips for Disease-Free Nursery Raising of Vegetables –

  • choose healthy seeds for showing.
  • The seeds should be treated with recommended fungicide before sowing.
  • The continuous raising of the nursery in the same plot should be avoided.
  • The topsoil of the nursery should be treated with Carbendazim @ 5 gm/square m. area of the soil and the nursery should be drenched with Carbendazim @ 2gm/litre of water fortnightly.
  • Soil solarization by spreading 250 gauge polythene sheet over the bed for 30 days before sowing in summer season should be done.
  • Application of bio-control agent Trichoderma viride in soil @ 500 gram/acre is also found effective to control damping-off to a considerable extent.
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