Potential use of some plant-extracts against Fusarium moniliforme

Aqueous extracts from twenty plants were tested for their antifungal activity against Fusarium moniliforme inciting foot rot of paddy. Test results showed a differential activity of the plant extracts against the mycelium growth. The strong inhibitory effect was shown by root extracts of Asparagus racemosus. The bark extracts of Acacia arabicae and leaf extracts of Camellia sinensis showed appreciable inhibitory effect against the test fungi. Other plants viz., Callistemon lanceolatus > Aegle marmelos > Calotropis procera > Brassicae campestris > Aloe vera showed inhibition in that order.

Author : S.K. Bhardwaj and J.S. Laura