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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2018, Volume : 6, Issue : 5
First page : (290) Last page : (296)
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Eco- Friendly Management of Xanthomonas axonopodis pv. punice  Causing Bacterial Blight on Pomegranate

A. Chowdappa1*, A. Kamalakannan1, S. Kousalya2, C. Gopalakrishnan1 and K. Venkatesan3

1Department of Plant Pathology, Center for Plant Protection Studies,
2Vanavarayar Institute of Agriculture, Pollachi,
3 Department of Horticulture, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore,
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Received: 3.06.2018  |  Revised: 30.07.2018   |  Accepted: 10.07.2018  



Bacterial blight of pomegranate (Punica granatum L.) caused by Xanthomonas axonopodis pv. punicae was considered as serious threat for pomegranate cultivation in recent years throughout India. The use of herbal plant extracts and is gradually becoming a method of choice in the management of plant diseases as these are more ecofriendly and safe. There are several plant extracts such as Neem, Nochi, Turmeric, Ginger, Garlic, Nithyakalyani, Aloe vera etc., used for control Xanthomonas axonopodis pv. punicae which helps the organic cultivation of pomegranate. Among several plant extracts screened, aqueous, methanol and ethanol leaf extracts of Coleus and Periwinkle effectively retarded the growth of pomegranate bacterial blight pathogen under in vitro condition.

Key words: Bacterial blight of pomegranate, Plant extracts, Aqueous, Methanol, Ethanol leaf extracts

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Cite this article: Chowdappa, A., Kamalakannan, A., Kousalya, S., Gopalakrishnan, C. and Venkatesan, K., Eco- Friendly Management of Xanthomonas axonopodis pv. punice Causing Bacterial Blight on Pomegranate, Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.6(5): 290-296 (2018). doi: