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Table 1 Influence of T. asperellum on tomato plant growth, yield, and control of bacterial wilt under field conditions during the year 2014

From: Evaluation of biological efficacy of Trichoderma asperellum against tomato bacterial wilt caused by Ralstonia solanacearum

Treatments Plant height (cm) Fresh weight (g) Dry weight (g) Stem growth (cm) No. of fruits/plant Yield (t/ha) Disease incidence (%)
Plots BH MH BH MH BH MH BH MH BH MH BH MH BH MH
Control 58.23d 57.17cd 417.32h 415.76h 46.32c 43.45c 1.18e 1.09d 43.25h 42.67h 7.52c 7.12c 0a 0a
RS1 36.45b 35.65b 168.21e 160.98e 15.14a 14.54a 0.54d 0.52d 13.59e 13.43e 1.44a 1.32a 91.07g 89.65g
RS2 35.26ab 33.79a 157.87abc 156.67ab 14.96a 14.56a 0.47ab 0.51b 15.15f 14.23f 1.65a 1.45a 89.18f 88.43f
RS3 36.44ab 34.56ab 164.47d 159.34cd 14.89a 13.23a 0.45a 0.56ab 13.89e 12.76e 1.54a 1.55a 88.54ef 86.87ef
RS4 38.24ab 32.54a 156.76abc 154.55b 15.92a 15.76a 0.52abc 0.54bc 12.22de 11.23de 1.62a 1.23a 88.68ef 87.23ef
RS5 34.07a 35.23bc 160.86cd 153.76ab 15.8a 14.55a 0.36d 0.48de 9.89ab 8.98ab 1.29a 1.16a 88.29fg 84.65ef
RS6 34.92ab 36.76c 155.32ab 156.87ab 16.75a 15.78a 0.48abc 0.57d 12.77de 10.34e 1.54a 1.43a 87.12e 87.87f
RS7 35.30ab 34.57b 158.54bc 157.54bc 16.30a 15.83a 0.50bc 0.56ab 8.55a 13.76ef 1.46a 1.29a 88.26ef 85.45d
RS8 33.89a 35.43b 156.46ab 159.48c 16.54a 16.38a 0.49abc 0.54bc 11.60cd 12.48e 1.61a 1.57a 85.59d 87.78f
RS9 36.37b 37.87c 153.23a 152.93ab 15.45a 14.72a 0.54bcd 0.59d 10.78bc 12.12e 1.69a 1.54a 89.60f 84.54ef
RS10 34.58ab 36.62b 157.11abc 156.78ab 15.48a 16.76a 0.55cd 0.60cd 12.27de 11.16de 1.54a 1.72a 89.18f 89.54g
T4 74.10e 72.94e 647.95i 641.96h 49.29d 48.92d 1.38f 1.35f 52.53i 50.43i 8.15c 7.89cd 0a 0a
T8 74.17e 72.52e 685.07j 678.48j 50.21d 48.81d 1.43f 1.41f 55.29j 54.36j 8.26c 8.16d 0a 0a
RS + T4 48.76c 46.98d 386.65f 379.54f 34.63b 35.34bc 1.13e 1.12e 38.26g 37.65g 6.74b 6.63b 37.27c 39.89c
RS + T8 49.54c 46.56c 392.14g 385.76g 35.26b 34.98b 1.15e 1.14e 39.18g 38.33g 6.79b 6.49b 35.58b 40.27d
  1. Means of three replications, followed by the letters significantly different according to Duncan’s multiple range tests (DMRT). Values with different alphabetical (a–j) superscripts in a column significantly different (P ≤ 0.05)
  2. RS Ralstonia solanacearum, T4 and T8 T. asperellum isolates, BH Bhoomishettihalli, MH Madanahalli