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  • 1 Saitama University, 255 Shimo-okubo, Sakura-ku, Saitama 338-8570, Japan
  • 2 Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, Sylhet 3114, Bangladesh
  • 3 Bangladesh Tea Research Institute, Srimangal, Moulvibazar, Bangladesh
  • 4 Bangladesh Tea Research Institute, Srimangal, Moulvibazar, Bangladesh
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Isolates of Pestalozzia theae Saw. and Trichoderma spp. were collected from Bangladesh Tea Research Institute (BTRI) farm area, Bangladesh. The cultural morphology and antagonistic potentiality of Trichoderma spp. against grey blight pathogen Pestalozzia theae was studied for tea cultivation. The antagonistic potentiality of Trichoderma spp., against Pestalozzia theae showed maximum (inhibition 84.45±0.77%) after 72 hrs of inoculation under in vitro condition followed by 76.02±3.50% after 24 hrs of inoculation. This study revealed that Trichoderma strain was highly effective to control Pestalozzia theae, the causal agent of grey blight disease of tea.

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