Effect of organic amendment on stem canker and black scurf disease of potato (Solanum tuberosum)


  • M. M. Rahman Tuber Crops Research Sub-centre
  • M. A. Ali Tuber Crops Research Sub-centre
  • T. K. Dey Pulses Research Centre
  • Md. monirul Islam Universiti Putra Malaysia
  • M. U. Ahmad Tuber Crops Research Centre
  • K. M. Khalequzzaman Spices Research Centre




Organic matter, stem canker, black scurf, solanum teberosum


: An experiment was conducted at Tuber Crops Research Centre, BARI, Bogra during 2008-2009 to evaluate the organic amendment for controlling the stem canker and black scurf of potato. The different kinds of organic amendments were: T1 =Poultry refuse (PR) at 4 t ha-1, T2 =PR at 5 t ha-1, T3 =PR at 6 t ha-1, T4 =Mustard oil cake (MOC) at 300kg ha-1, T5 =MOC at 500kg ha-1, T6 =Neem oil cake (NOC) at 300kg ha-1, T7 =NOC at 500kg ha-1, T8 =Sawdust burning and T9 = Control. The experiment was laid out in a randomized complete block design (RCBD) with four replications. The organic amendment significantly influenced the disease incidence, yield attributes and yield of potato. The lowest disease incidence (17.5%) and per cent disease index (9.99) were found in T3 (poultry waste at 6 t ha-1). The minimum russet, deformed and Sclerotia infected tubers were also recorded in poultry waste at 6 t ha-1. The highest healthy tubers and tuber yield were found in the same treatment. Therefore, poultry manure 6 t ha-1 along with recommended dose of chemical fertilizer can be recommended to produce healthy tubers and maximum tuber yield of potato. 


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RAHMAN, M.M., ALI, M.A., DEY, T.K., ISLAM, M. monirul, AHMAD, M.U. and KHALEQUZZAMAN, K.M., 2016. Effect of organic amendment on stem canker and black scurf disease of potato (Solanum tuberosum) . Bioscience Journal [online], vol. 32, no. 2, pp. 361–370. [Accessed22 May 2024]. DOI 10.14393/BJ-v32n2a2016-29333. Available from: https://seer.ufu.br/index.php/biosciencejournal/article/view/29933.



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