Fungicidal Potential of Homeopathic Pellets in the Inhibition of Root Rot Fungi and For Promotion of Crop Plants Productivity

Abstract

Root rot pathogens cause heavy economic damages in agricultural field. The aim of this research is to evaluate the fungicidal efficacy of potentised homeopathic pellets (30C) namely Arnica montana and Thuja occidentalis on germination, growth, yield of crop plants and root rot fungi particularly Fusarium spp, Rhizoctonia solani and Macrophomina phaseolina. Homeopathic pellets were found to be effective in inhibiting the mycelial growth of test fungi in vitro experiment. Whereas, investigation in vivo field experiment showed that A. montana and T. occidentalis pellets @ 75% v/w concentration (prepared from 30C) remarkably control the pathogenic fungi and significantly enhanced the growth parameter and yield of crop plants followed by 50% v/w concentration (prepared from 30C) as compared to control. Experiments have shown positive effect in reducing the intensity of disease caused by root rot pathogen and improve the growth of crop plants.

Keywords: Concentrations, Homeopathic Pellets, Inhibition, Leguminous and Non Leguminous Crops, Root Rot Fungi


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