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Management of watermelon mosaic virus disease by use of leaf extracts of some medicinal plants.


The present investigation deals with effect of six medicinal plant extracts on the inhibition of three strains of WMV (Watermelon mosaic virus) viz. WMVMM, WMVB and WMVC on different intervals. Leaf extracts were sprayed at 15 days intervals from the date of inoculation up to 75 days. It was recorded that medicinal plant extracts were inhibitory for all the three strains. Maximum reduction in disease incidence was noted by leaf extracts of Rauwolfia serpentina for all the three strains up to 75 days. The extracts of this plant against WMV may be recommended for cultivators.