Abstract: 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