Management of Sclerotinia Stem Rot of Indian Mustard through Plant Extracts
Tripathi Anand Kumar, Tripathi SC
Department of Post Graduate Studies and Research in Botany, Kisan PG College, Bahraich-271 801 (UP), India E-mail: email@example.com
An attempt was made to find out the efficacy of different plant extracts against Sclerotinia sclerotiorum (Lib.) de Bary causing stem rot of Indian mustard (Brassica juncea (L.) Czern & Coss.). Extracts of ten plants viz; Allium sativum Linn, bulb extract, leaf extract of Eucalyptus globosus Labill., Azadirachta indica A. Juss., Ocimum sanctum Linn., Parthenium histerophorus Linn., Bougainvillea spectabilis Willd., Lantana camera Linn., Datura stramonium Linn., Calotropis procera (Ait.) R.Br. and Capsicum annum Linn. (1% w/v) were evaluated against aforesaid pathogen. The results showed that maximum inhibition in colony growth of pathogen was observed in Allium (fativum (71.11%) followed by Azadirachta indica (50.37%). Other effective plant extracts were Ocimum sanctum (38.15%) and Calotropis procera (22.96%). The remaining plant extracts were ineffective in checking the mycelial growth of the pathogen.