E3 Journal of Agricultural Research and Development
E3 Journal of Agricultural Research and Development Vol. 6 (2) pp. 050-055, August 2016; © E3 Journals; ISSN 2276-9897
Control of Fungal Leaf Spot disease of mango (Mangifera indica. l) with extracts of Azadirachta indica (neem) and Zingiber officinale (Ginger)Gambari, Uthman Olatunji Bola1 *
1 Department of Science Laboratory, Delta State Polytechnic Ozoro, Nigeria
*Corresponding Author E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted 13 July 2016
Fungal leaf disease of Mango (Mangifera indica) caused by fungal pathogens, has been reported to reduce the quality of mango fruit. Three pathogenic fungi, Penicillium sp., Mucor sp. and Aspergillus sp. which are well known saprophytes of dead plant materials were isolated from diseased leaves and were thereafter confirmed to be the causal agents by pathogenicity test after symptoms developed 3-5 weeks after inoculation of healthy leaves. Mixtures of two plant materials namely Zingiber officinale (Ginger) and Azadirachta indica (Neem) were set up to control fungal leaf spot which gave effective control at high concentration (20-100%). The findings from this study are significant as it contributes vital information on the control of fungal leaf spot disease of mango (Mangifera indica) using natural herbs.
Keywords: Mangifera indica,Pathogen,Pathogenicity, Zingiber officenale, and Azadirachta indica.[Download Article - PDF]