Authors : Arsule C.S.* and Pande B.N.
Page Nos : 73-76
Aero mycological Survey over a peanut (Groundnut) field was undertaken by operating an At Tilak Air sampler for two consecutive crop seasons. i.e. Kharif and Rabi. In all, 33 fungal spore types were identified and their incidence was correlated with the prevailing weather conditions. Cladosporium, Alternaria, Curvularia, Aspergillus, Cercospora were the dominant spore types. Spores of Cercospora sp. were recorded with maximum percentage in Kharif (2.23%) than in Rabi (1.75%) The percentage of disease incidence and intensity of disease index was also higher in the season Kharif than the Rabi season. Rust disease was recorded only in the Kharif season. The concentration of rust spores (Urodiniospores) in air was comparatively more in Kharif (4.837%) than Rabi (3.63%).