African Journal of
Plant Science

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Plant Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0824
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJPS
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 807

Article in Press

Anti-fungal Activities of Plant Extracts and Dress Force (Triazoles) on Pythium aphanidermatum using three Cultivars of Okra in Mubi, Adamawa State, Nigeria

Anjili S. M., Channya F. K., Chimbekujwo I. B. and Asama P

  •  Received: 14 August 2021
  •  Accepted: 27 September 2021
Farmers suffer a great set back caused by soil-borne pathogens. These pathogens result in pre and post damping-off diseases. Plant extracts exhibit various degrees of anti-fungal growth inhibition, are socioeconomically friendly and can be tapped from the community; while synthetic fungicides are the first line of defence though they disturb the ecological balance of microorganisms. Acacia nilotica (pod and root), Mitracarpus villosus (bud and leaves) and synthetic fungicide (dress force) were used to carry out a control trial on Pythium aphanidermatum on three cultivars of okra (NHAR 47-4, V35 and V2(V2)) in Mubi, Adamawa State, Nigeria from 2019-2020 farming seasons. The phytochemical analysis reveals the presence of secondary metabolites that are active in inhibiting the growth of fungi. The aqueous extracts of pod, root and bud are the most effective plant extracts in the control of P. aphanidermatum. This is a potential cheap and alternative effective control to be used by farmers.

Keywords: Okra, Acacia nilotica, Mitracarpus villosus, and Pythium aphanidermatum