Control of Fusarium wilt of tomato in the greenhouse using silver nanofungicides
Adel K. Madbouly
Journal Title:Novel Research in Microbiology Journal
Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) is considered as one of the most economically important vegetable crops in the world. Its production is about 130 million tons, of which 88 million are specified for the fresh markets whereas, 42 million are processed (Anonymous, 2016). Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. lycopersici causes a highly destructive vascular wilt disease of tomato leading to significant crop losses in the field and in protected tomatoes, thus remains as one of the main limiting factors for production of this crop (McGovern, 2015).