Management of Seed Health of Pulses Using Plant Extracts
K.M.C. College, Khopoli, India
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
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.
Seed mycoflora; Pulses; Plant extracts