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Control of anthracnose disease of cowpea by Cymbopogon citratus and Ocimum gratissimum

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Abstract:

Hot and cold water leaf extracts of Cymbopogon citratus and Ocimum gratissimum were effective in reducing the spore germination and radial growth of Colletotrichum lindemuthianum in vitro and the growth of the pathogen in vivo .Cold water tissue extract of C.citratus was the best in reducing the growth of the pathogen in vitro and in checking the spread of anthracnose disease of cowpea in vivo.C. citratus could be used as source of a pesticide of plant origin to control the pathogen of cowpea in the field.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 1999-12-10

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