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Deployment of Trichoderma for the Management of Tea Diseases

  • Pranab Dutta
  • R. P. Bhuyan
  • Pratibha Sharma
Part of the Rhizosphere Biology book series (RHBIO)


Tea, Camellia sinensis (L.) O. Kuntze, is considered as one of the important plantation crops that has a great role in the GDP of the nation. Tea leaves contain more than 700 chemicals, among which flavonoids, amino acids, vitamins, caffeine and polysaccharides are beneficial to human health. They also improve the beneficial intestinal microflora, provide immunity against intestinal disorders and protect cell membranes from oxidative damage. The crop is infected by various diseases at different stages of the crop. Many of the diseases can be curbed through biological approaches, more particularly using Trichoderma spp. In this chapter we have discussed the works on potential use of Trichoderma spp. for the management of tea diseases, mode of action of Trichoderma against the pathogens causing tea diseases and the role of different biotic and abiotic factors on Trichoderma spp. leading to a successful result.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pranab Dutta
    • 1
  • R. P. Bhuyan
    • 2
  • Pratibha Sharma
    • 3
  1. 1.School of Crop Protection, College of Post Graduate Studies in Agricultural SciencesCentral Agricultural University (Imphal)UmiamIndia
  2. 2.Department of Tea Husbandry and TechnologyAssam Agricultural UniversityJorhatIndia
  3. 3.Division of Plant PathologyICAR-Indian Agricultural Research InstituteNew DelhiIndia

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