Comparative evaluation of composts and dried powdered biomass of botanicals for organic management of downy mildew of sorghum

Singh, Heminder and Rajkumar, H. G. (2012) Comparative evaluation of composts and dried powdered biomass of botanicals for organic management of downy mildew of sorghum. Archives of Phytopathology and Plant Protection, 45 (20). pp. 2454-2464. ISSN 1976-3786

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Abstract

The biomass of 10 selected botanicals was evaluated as soil amendments, in the form of composts and dry powder biomass, to compare their potential to suppress downy mildew disease caused by oosporic inoculum of Perenosclerospora sorghi. Eight botanicals (Allium cepa, Lantana camara, Polyalthia longifolia, Hyptis suaveolens, Azadirachta indica, Nerium oleander Eucalyptus globulus and Tamarindus indica) proved effectively in the form of dry biomass powder at 4% (w/w) rate to control infection by oospores, while two (Croton sparsiflorus and Tagetes erecta) promoted it. In the form of composts (2% rate), the efficacy of botanicals was generally found reduced with the appearance of more disease than negative control in case of all botanicals except one (A. cepa). At the 4% compost rate, only four botanicals namely, A. cepa, P. longifolia, H. suaveolens and L. camara were found to suppress the disease. At higher amendment rates of 6, 8 and 10%, six botanicals suppressed the disease. Dry powders are not only superior in disease suppression but confer additional benefits like reduced bulk, increased shelf life, consistent composition and results.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Life Science > Botany
Divisions: Department of > Botany
Depositing User: MUL SWAPNA user
Date Deposited: 28 Aug 2019 05:39
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2019 05:39
URI: http://eprints.uni-mysore.ac.in/id/eprint/7193

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