Journal of Pure and Applied MicrobiologyVol. 9 No. 4

Phytoextracts: An Eco-friendly Approach for Management of Groundnut Seed Borne Fungi Under Storage

Kotgire Ganesh, B.P. Mehta, Somnath Deshmukh and Santosh Suradkar

Department of Plant Pathology, N. M. College Agriculture, NAU, Navsari, India.

Received on 13 June 2015 and accepted on 19 September 2015

 

ABSTRACT

Seed infecting fungi are important constraints for the groundnut crop prior harvesting to storage. Many improved varieties have been developed in several countries in recent years, many of them were found susceptible to diseases due to narrow genetic makeup. Many fungal pathogens attack on the seeds and hamper seed health. Phytoextracts is only one superior option for farmer?s point of view on the basis of prevention is better than cure. All the tested phytoextracts were superior to reduce seed mycoflora load of groundnut over control under storage condition. Minimum per cent occurrence of fungi was observed in the treatment Neem leaf extract (10%) in the range of 4.00 to 11.50, 5.00 to 11.50, 5.50 to 13.00 and 6.50 to 13.50 per cent after one, two, three and four months storage respectively followed by tulsi leaf extract (10%).

Keywords : Phytoextracts, Eco-friendly, Seed infecting, groundnut.