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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(11): 528-535
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.811.065


Antifungal Activity of Some Local Botanicals of Assam against Pythium aphanidermatum Inciting Storage Rot of Ginger
Sonal Kumar1*, Ashok Bhattacharyya2, Ajit Kumar Savani1 and Sukanya Gogoi1
1Department of Plant Pathology, Assam Agricultural University, India
 2Director of Research, Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat- 785013, Assam, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Pythium aphanidermatum causes post harvest rot of ginger which resulted in huge losses in quality as well as quantity of ginger. Concern over the use of agro-chemical to manage the pathogen raising the risk of food toxicity so plant extracts might be a potential alternatives to synthetic fungicides. In the study of antifungal activity of botanicals, ten botanicals (Acorus calamus, Allamanda cathertica, Allium cepa, Allium sativum, Curcuma longa, Datura wrightii, Lasia spinosa, Laurus nobilis, Ocimum sanctum and piper betle) were evaluated against Pythium aphanidermatum by poison food technique. Aqueous extracts (20%) of A. sativum, A. cathertica and L. nobilis significantly inhibited the growth of fungal pathogen. These three most effective botanicals were further tested at four different concentrations (5, 10, 15 and 20 per cent) and highest inhibition was exhibited by A. sativum (94.44%) at 20 per cent concentration followed by A. sativum (85.78%) at 15 per cent, A. cathertica (83.33%) at 20 per cent and A. sativum (76.44%) at 10 per cent concentration.


Keywords: Post harvest rot, Ginger, Botanicals, Allium sativum, Inhibition
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Sonal kumar, Ashok Bhattacharyya, Ajit Kumar Savani and Sukanya Gogoi 2019. Antifungal Activity of Some Local Botanicals of Assam against Pythium aphanidermatum Inciting Storage Rot of Ginger.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(11): 528-535. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.811.065