Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment

Vol 20, Issue 1,2022
Online ISSN: 1459-0263
Print ISSN: 1459-0263

Fusarium corm rot of gladiolus and its eco-friendly management - A review


Ningombam Sushma Devi, Ningombam Bijaya Devi, Sushanti Thokchom

Recieved Date: 2021-10-22, Accepted Date: 2021-12-20


Gladiolus is one of the top cut flowers in the international market and the demand for gladiolus flowers among the consumers is increasing every year due to its magnificent, unrivaled beauty, striking colours, different sizes, and shapes of flowers with long-lasting spikes. Apart from the flowers the planting material i.e. the corm is too in high demand. However, gladiolus are susceptible to many diseases and one of them is Fusarium corm rot and its occurrence has become a major drawback in production and the pathogen is soil-borne, so it is difficult to control. Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. gladioli is a soil-borne fungus that persists in soil and plant debris as chlamydospores and can endure in the absence of gladiolus for several years. Infected corms show tissue discoloration. The corms become softer, crumpled, and dried out in storage. Despite many attempts to control this disease, the problem still occurs worldwide. The management practices include resistant cultivars, chemical applications, cultural practices, and biotechnological approaches. However, eco-friendly management measure provides a better opportunity to manage this disease in long term and helps to eliminate synthetic chemicals, decreasing environmental hazards, improve soil conditions. In this review, the major measurement taken up to control Fusarium corm rot in Gladiolus species through eco-friendly management have been discussed.


Gladiolus, Fusarium, bio-control, essential oil, integrated management, plant extract, cut flower

Journal: Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment
Year: 2022
Volume: 20
Issue: 1
Category: Agriculture
Pages: 78-81

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