Gulzar P.,Sk University Of Agricultural Science And Technology |
Kausar T.,Sk University Of Agricultural Science And Technology |
Sahaf K.A.,Sk University Of Agricultural Science And Technology |
Munshi N.A.,Sk University Of Agricultural Science And Technology |
And 2 more authors.
Indian Journal of Sericulture | Year: 2013
Mulberry (Morus alba L.) is prone to attack by various pathogens and almost all the varieties of mulberry are susceptible to various diseases which ultimately result in reduction of the leaf yield and quality. Among various diseases Twig blight caused by Fusarium pallidoroseum is one of the major diseases of mulberry prevalent in all types of mulberry plantation. Ethanolic extracts of ten locally available plants viz., Zingiber officinale Rose., Conium maculatum L., Salix alba L., Datura stramonium L, Coriandrum sativum L., Juglans regia L., Allium sativum L., Urtica dioica L., Morus alba L. and Matricaria chamomile L. were evaluated to study their effect on the mycelial growth and conidial germination of F. pallidoroseum. All these extracts showed inhibitory effect on mycelial growth and conidial germination of the pathogen. The extract of A. sativum has shown maximum inhibition of mycelial growth of 78.49mm2 followed by the extracts ofM chamomille (75.87 mm2), C. maculatum (74.09 mm2) and D. stramonium with 73.10 mm2 area of inhibition. Extracts of D. stramonium and A. sativum inhibited the conidial germination by 93.07 and 90.76 per cent respectively followed by C. maculatum and D. stramonium with 85.86 and 81.72 per cent inhibition respectively.