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Management of Seed Health of Pulses Using Plant Extracts  

Ashok Kandhare
K.M.C. College, Khopoli, India
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Bioscience Methods, 2016, Vol. 7, No. 1   doi: 10.5376/bm.2016.07.0001
Received: 26 Jan., 2016    Accepted: 08 Apr., 2016    Published: 14 Apr., 2016
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Kandhare A.S., 2016, Management of seed health of pulses using plant extracts, Bioscience Methods, 7(1): 1-4

Abstract

Chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) is affected by seventeen seed-borne fungi. These fungi caused adverse effects on seed health and yield. Application of synthetic fungicides causes damage to consumers and environment. Therefore, petroleum ether plant part extracts of locally available plants are tried to control seed mycoflora and to boost overall seed health of the pulse. Almost all plant extracts showed restrictive effect on seed mycoflora of the test pulse. Significant plants that controlled seed mycoflora in higher percents are Azadirachta indica A. Juss., Cyperus rotundus L., Ocimum basilicum L., O. americanum L., O. sanctum L. etc.

Keywords
Seed mycoflora; Pulses; Plant extracts
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