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Plant Pathology Journal
  Year: 2014 | Volume: 13 | Issue: 2 | Page No.: 87-99
DOI: 10.3923/ppj.2014.87.99
Antifungal Activity of Plant Products for the Management of Fruit Rot Infection in Chillies
S. Sundaramoorthy, S. Usharani and Ancy P. George

The efficacy of 13 plant products were evaluated against chilli fruit rot and dieback incited by Colletotrichum capsici. Among them bulbs of A. sativum (20%) and A. cepa (60%) and seed extract A. indica 60% gave complete inhibition of the pathogen and were on par with carbendazim (0.1%) leaf extracts of D. metel, E. globulus and P. juliflora at 60% concentration totally inhibited the mycelial growth of C. capsici. Conidial germination of C. capsici was completely inhibited by A. sativum 20%, E. globulus, D. metel 60% and P. juliflora 60%. Plant products at their respective MIC=s totally inhibited the sporulation of C. capsici. Production of cellulolytic and pectinolytic enzymes the pathogen was also inhibited maximum with fungicide carbendazim (0.1%), followed by A. sativum and E. globulus. The same treatments recorded maximum seed germination (17.74%), seedling vigour and maximum control of disease incidence. Pots treated with A. sativum (20% conc.) recorded higher yield and fruit characters such as increased fruit length (43.53 cm) and fruit weight (36.19 g).
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29 July, 2014
shamal salveen raj:
dear authors this paper was very useful.