Abstract

Non traditional alternatives for fungi control were tried on peach palm seed germination process. Two substances - kerosene and gasoline - were found as effective as traditional fungicide treatments triadime- fon and carboxin+benomyl. This is due to their fungicide action and posterior evaporation, not interfering with respiration as is the case with dieses oil. It was found that the hydrogen peroxide accelerates the germination process, but it is not an effective fungicide. On the other hand, kilol seem to be a promising fungicide in this respect if used at a concentration higher than 10 cc/l of water.