- Volume 11 Issue 2
The study is carried out in laboratory to investigate fungicidal activity of Dithane M-45 as a seed treatant. For use in rice seed, Dithane M-45 is more effective fungicide than organic mercuric compounds. The adequate concentration of Dithane M-45 is 1000 ppm and about 6 hours is proper duration to control seed borne pathogen on rice. Dithane M-45, however, is not good enough to control Fusarium spp. in various concentration levels.