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Efficacy of some plant extracts on the control of potato tuber soft rot caused by Erwinia carotovora ssp. Carotovora
 
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Department of Crop Protection, University of Maiduguri, P.M.B. 1069, Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria
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Bulus S. Bdliya
Department of Crop Protection, University of Maiduguri, P.M.B. 1069, Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria
 
Journal of Plant Protection Research 2006;46(3):285–294
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The efficacy of some plant extracts on the control of potato tuber soft rot caused by Erwinia carotovora ssp. carotovora was evaluated in the laboratory conditions. Neem leaf and seed aqueous extracts significantly reduced the incidence and severity of tuber soft rot, while ironweed and Siamese cassia aqueous leaf extracts gave moderate control of the disease. Tuber treatment with river redgum aqueous leaf extract did not control tuber soft rot.
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