Advances in Zoology and Botany Vol. 6(1), pp. 26 - 30
DOI: 10.13189/azb.2018.060103
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Induction of Resistance against Citrus Canker through Chemicals and Plant Activators

Waqas Ahmed Khan 1, Muhammad Atiq 1,*, Shahbaz Talib Sahi 1, Awais Ahmed Khan 2, Shafqat Ali 1, Muhammad Younas 3, Yasir Ali 1, Muhammad Rizwan Bashir 4, Muhammad Sajid 5
1 Department of Plant Pathology, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan
2 University College of Agriculture, University of Sargodha, Sargodha, Pakistan
3 Directorate General Agriculture (E & AR), Agriculture, Pakistan
4 Oil Seed Research Institute, Ayub Agriculture Research Institute (AARI), Faisalabad, Pakistan
5 Department of plant Pathology, Bahuddin Zakaryya University, Multan, Pakistan


The objective of present study was to evaluate the effect of copper hydroxide and flare at three concentrations (0.1, 0.2 and 1%) and naphthalene acetic acid, salicylic acid, copper hydroxide alone and in combination (Flare + salicylic acid) at 0.75, 1 and 1.5% concentration against Xanthomonas axonopodis pv. citri in lab and greenhouse conditions respectively. Results showed that in lab condition maximum inhibition of bacterial growth was expressed by combination of flare and copper hydroxide, followed by Flare, copper hydroxide over control while in case of greenhouse experiment minimum disease incidence was expressed by combination of Flare + salicylic acid after 5, 10 and 15 days interval followed by flare, salicylic acid, naphthalene acetic acid and Cu(OH)2 as compared to control.

Citrus Canker, Copper Hydroxide, Naphthalene Acetic Acid, Resistance, Salicylic Acid, Xanthomonas axonopodis

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Waqas Ahmed Khan , Muhammad Atiq , Shahbaz Talib Sahi , Awais Ahmed Khan , Shafqat Ali , Muhammad Younas , Yasir Ali , Muhammad Rizwan Bashir , Muhammad Sajid (2018). Induction of Resistance against Citrus Canker through Chemicals and Plant Activators. Advances in Zoology and Botany, 6 , 26 - 30. doi: 10.13189/azb.2018.060103.