Effects of Plant Leaf Extract against Colletotrichum gloeosporioides (Penz) Sac. Causing Post-Harvest Disease of Papaya

Rahul Ravneel Prasad, Anamika Anamika


The antifungal activity of selected weed and other plants leaf extract prepared in distilled water and ethanol were tested against anthracnose, the post-harvest disease of papaya (Carica papaya L.) caused by Colletotrichum gloeosporioides. The result from the experiment proved that ethanol leaf extract of weed plant, Lantana camara L.possess significant fungicidal effect on the radial growth of C. gloeosporioides followed by lemon and avocado leaf extract while Mikania micrantha Kunth, Sphagneticola trilobata (L.) Pruski and Cyperus rotundus L. leaf extract gave an insignificant inhibitory effect on the radial growth the fungus. The result of this study showed that Lantana camara leaf extract has the potential antifungal compound to control C. gloeosporioides which is the casual organism of papaya anthracnose.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5539/jas.v7n5p195

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