Efficacy of Wild Plant Parts in Combination with UV Irradiation in the Control of Root Rot Fungi


  • Naheed IKRAM Department of Botany, University of Karachi, Karachi 75270
  • Shahnaz DAWAR Department of Botany, University of Karachi, Karachi 75270


UV rays, P. juliflora, A. javanica, root rot fungi


The present study was carried out to investigate the efficacy of Prosopis juliflora and Aerva javanica in combination with UV radiation. Soil was amended with P. juliflora and A. javanica stem, leaves, and flower powder at 1 % w/w, and the seeds of cowpea (Vigna unguiculata L.) and mung bean (Vigna radiata L.) was treated with ultraviolet (UV-C) radiation for 15 and 30 min to promote growth and for the control of root infecting fungi like Macrophomina phaseolina (Tassi) Goid, Fusarium spp. and Rhizoctonia solani Kühn. Colonization percentages of root rot fungi were completely suppressed when seeds were treated with ultra violet (UV-C) radiation for 30 min and the soil was amended with P. juliflora and A. javanica leaf powder at 1 % w/w. There was significant enhancement in the growth parameters of both crop plants when seeds were treated with UV rays for 30 min and the soil was amended with P. juliflora and A. javanica leaves powder.


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IKRAM, N., & DAWAR, S. (2016). Efficacy of Wild Plant Parts in Combination with UV Irradiation in the Control of Root Rot Fungi. Walailak Journal of Science and Technology (WJST), 14(3), 225–234. Retrieved from https://wjst.wu.ac.th/index.php/wjst/article/view/2009