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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2021.10(4): 171-179
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2021.1004.016


Efficacy of Botanicals and Essential Oils in the Management of Alternarial Leaf Spot of Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera L. Dunal)
Prashanth Kumar* and Sunil Zacharia
Department of Plant Pathology, Sam Higginbottom University of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences, Prayagraj-211007, U.P., India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera L. Dunal) is an important medicinal plant that is used in the Indian traditional system of medicine Ayurveda and Unani. It is affected by several fungal diseases. Out of these, Alternaria leaf spot causes 50-60% yield loss. In this present work, “Efficacy of botanicals and essential oils in the management of Alternarial leaf spot of Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera L. Dunal)” were studied with objective to study the effect of these in situ on disease intensity at 30, 60 and 90 DAT, plant height, root length, root dry weight. Among these treatments, neem oil (1%)the most found effective in reducing disease intensity (35.18%). whereas neem oil at 1% also showed maximum plant height - 49.83 cm, maximum root length - 19.95 cm and maximum root dry weight - 6.30 gm. The spray of botanical extracts and essential oils had reduced disease intensity of leaf spot and these essential oils can be exploited for the management of Alternarial leaf spot of Ashwagandha.


Keywords: Alternaria leaf spot, Ashwagandha, Neem oil
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Prashanth Kumar, M. and Sunil Zacharia. 2021. Efficacy of Botanicals and Essential Oils in the Management of Alternarial Leaf Spot of Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera L. Dunal).Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 10(4): 171-179. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2021.1004.016