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Table 2 Effect of biocontrol agents and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi on plant growth promotion of tomato under field conditions at Vegetable Research Center during 2014–15

From: Field efficacy of different combinations of Trichoderma harzianum, Pseudomonas fluorescens, and arbuscular mycorrhiza fungus against the major diseases of tomato in Uttarakhand (India)

No. Treatment Plant height (cm) No. of branches/plant Fruit weight (g) No. of fruits/plant
1 Th(SA + ST + FS) 33.33 4.33 31.67 22.00
2 Pf(SA + ST + FS) 34.21 5.00 34.33 20.67
3 Th(SA + ST) + Mancozeb FS 33.20 5.00 39.00 23.00
4 Pf(SA + ST) + Mancozeb FS 32.20 4.67 38.33 24.67
5 Th + Pf(SA + ST + FS) 41.27 6.00 42.00 34.33
6 Th + JM(SA) + Th(ST + FS) 37.67 5.00 37.67 26.67
7 Pf + JM(SA) + Pf(ST + FS) 37.67 4.67 34.83 28.33
8 Th + Pf + JM(SA) + Th + Pf(ST + FS) 42.53 6.33 43.00 38.00
9 JM(SA) + Th + Pf(FS) 33.91 5.00 37.00 27.33
10 JM(SA) + Mancozeb(FS) 32.07 4.33 31.00 24.33
11 Th + Pf(SA + ST) + Mancozeb(FS) 38.13 5.33 41.67 33.33
12 Th + Pf + JM(SA) + Th + Pf(ST) + Mancozeb(FS) 43.67 7.33 47.00 39.00
13 Mancozeb(ST) + Mancozeb(FS) 37.46 5.00 32.33 34.00
14 Control 29.47 4.00 28.33 19.67
  CD (5%) 3.67 1.51 3.98 3.32
  CV (%) 6.10 17.31 6.47 7.12
  1. Th=Trichoderma harzianum, Pf=Pseudomonas fluorescens, JM=Jas mycorrhiza, SA=soil application, ST=seedling treatment, FS=foliar spray
  2. Data average of 15 samples
  3. Doses—described in the “Materials and methods” section