EFFECT OF SOME CRUDE PLANT EXTRACTS ON GROWTH OF Colletotrichum capsici (Synd) Butler & Bisby, CAUSAL AGENT OF PEPPER ANTHRACNOSE
Seed borne fungi of Chilli Pepper (Capsicum frutescens) from pepper producing areas of Benue State, Nigeria
Effect of Plant Extracts on the Postharvest Quality and Management of Pepper Anthracnose Incited by Colletotrichum capsici (Synd) Butler and Bisby on Pepper (Capsicum frutescens L.) Fruits
Field Reactions of Pepper (Capsicum spp.) Lines and Accessions to Anthracnose Disease in Makurdi, Benue State, Nigeria
Evaluation of the aflatoxin contamination and proximate composition of groundnut (Arachis hypogea L.) infected by Aspergillus spp.
The study investigated the effect of seedborne fungi Aspergillus flavus and A. niger on the germination and seedling vigour of groundnut. The effect of heat sterilization on the efficacy of garlic extract in the management of the radial growth and sporulation of the two fungi was also assessed. Each experiment was arranged in a completely randomized design and replicated three times. Results showed that the combination of both fungi produced significantly (p˂ 0.05 %) lower germination percentage of 61.70% compared with the un-inoculated control and the germination percentage of the particular fungus. Seedling length of groundnut seedlings inoculated separately with A. flavus and A. niger were not significantly different at 4 and 6 days after planting (DAP) compared with the un-inoculated control. The combination of the two fungi significantly reduced the seedling length of groundnut at 4 and 6 DAP. The groundnut seedlings separately inoculated with A. flavus and A. niger had seedling vigour index of 1.56 and 1.38 respectively. Garlic extract significantly (p˂ 0.05 %) reduced radial growth of A. niger and A. flavus at 4 days after inoculation but had no significant effect (p˃0.05) on the sporulation of the two fungi.
EFFECT OF SOIL AMMENDMENT ON DISEASE AND YIELD OF TWO PEPPER VARIETIES IN MAKURDI, BENUE STATE, NIGERIA
Fungi associated with post harvest rot and seedling infection of tomato(Solanum lycopersicon L.) from Otukpo and Makurdi Local Government Areas of Benue State, Nigeria
FFECT OF SOME PLANT EXTRACTS ON ANTHRACNOSE INCIDENCE, SEVERITY AND YIELD OF PEPPER VARIETIES IN MAKURDI, NIGERIA