Trichoderma oligosaccharides priming mediates resistance responses in pearl millet against downy mildew pathogenBoregowda Nandini, Puttaswamy Hariprasad, Harischandra Sripathy Prakash, Nagaraja Geetha201_pdf.pdf097-103Trichoderma spp., Oligosaccharides, Sclerospora graminicola, mannitol, osmopriming, defense enzymes.8297Fungal cell wall oligosaccharides are being focused on the biological management of crop diseases by elicitation of defense responses. In the present study, an approach was taken to enhance the pearl millet disease resistance using biotic elicitors for eco-friendly management against downy mildew pathogen through seed priming approach. Crude oligosaccharides extracted from four different Trichoderma spp. enhances the disease protection ability in pearl millet. Seed priming with T. asperellum along with the osmopriming agent, mannitol had shown better protection with improved seedling vigor compared to controls. 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