Research Articles

2019  |  Vol: 5(2)  |  Issue: 2(March-April)  |
Control of tomato crop pathogen using Ficus carica extracts

D. K. Helen Sheeba1*, S. K. Sundar2

1Noorul Islam College of Arts and Science, Kumarakoil-629180, Tamil Nadu, India

Affiliated to Manonmanium Sundaranar University, Abishekapatti, Trinelveli-627012, Tamil Nadu, India

2PG Department of Microbiology, MR Govt College of Arts and Science, Mannarkudi- 614001, Tamil Nadu, India

Affiliated to Bharathidasan University, Thiruchirappalli-620024, Tamil Nadu, India

*Address for Corresponding author

D. K. Helen Sheeba

Noorul Islam College of Arts and Science, Kumarakoil-629180, Tamil Nadu, India


Objective: The present work was carried out to evaluate the effectiveness of plant extract to control disease of tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum L.) caused by phytopathogenic fungi (Fusarium sp) in world over. Material and methods Ficus carica was extracted with different solvents. Antifungal activity of the extract against phytopathogenic fungi Fusarium sp., was tested by using disc diffusion technique in different concentration (250, 500, 750, 1000mg/ml) on mycelial growth. Results and Conclusion: Ethanolic extracts of Ficus carica (1000mg/ml) showed effective inhibition of Fusarium solani. This indicates that the medicinal extracts could be alternative for the management of Fusarium sp. Fusarium sp. causing severe losses in crop field of tomato. This Ficus carica showed antifungal activity against Fusarium sp. So crop loss due to fungal disease can be controlled.

KeywordsFicus carica ,Fusarium sp., disc diffusion technique, ethanol

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