G. M. Pathare
Abstract: Present paper deals with the aerobiological investigation over Sunflower fields by using Volumetric continuous Tilak Air Sampler was employed for exploring fungal air spora over a Sunflower field at Kada, Tal. Ashti and Dist. Beed.1stJuly to 30th September 2002 for first Kharif season and from 5th July t30thSeptember 2003 for second Kharif season. The present paper deals with airborne concentration of Curvularia spores over sunflower fields. The concentration of airborne Curvularia spores was assessed and the roles of the metrological parameters over the spore concentration were discussed. The spore concentration was maximum (7840/m3and13734/m3of air) in the month of September 2002 and August 2003during first and second Kharif season respectively.
Keywords: Aerobiology, Curvularia, Air Sampler, Sunflower field