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International Journal of Recent Trends in Science and Technology, ISSN 2277-2812 E-ISSN: 2249-8109

Volume 8, Issue 2, August 2013 pp 155-159

Research Article

Effect of Different Plant Extracts Against the Structural Pest

 A. S. Petkar

Department of Botany, S. N. Arts, D. J. Malpani Commerce and B. N. Sarda Science College, Sangamner, Ahamadnagar - 422 605, Maharashtra, INDIA.

Academic Editor : Dr. Aher K.R.


Fungi are important group of microorganisms that are responsible for various plant and animal diseases .Fungal pathogens like Fusarium monoliformae, Fusarium solani and Alternaria alternata are pathogenic to many economically important plants. Chemical fungicides are outstanding in term of efficacy and cost benefit but these chemicals produce the problems of air, soil and water pollutions. Studies on the use of plant extract have opened a new avenue for control of pest. Plant extracts are potential alternative to chemical agents that are hazardous to the environment. In the present paper antifungal activities of leaves of plants like Ocimum americanum, Boswellia serrata, Gnidia glauca, Woodfordia fructicosa and Mundulea sericea against Fusarium monoliformae ,Fusarium solani and Alternaria alternata were tested. All five plant’s leaf extract were found to have inhibitory effect against tested fungal pathogens.