An Agro-Homoeopathic Evaluation Of Antagonistic Activity Of Secale Cornutum Against Phytopathogenic Fungus ‘Claviceps Purpurea’ On Wheat Crop

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  • Bapi Mondal , Anupam Mukherjee , Bipinraj Nirichan Kunchiraman , Suresh Jagtap , Varsha Umesh Ghate

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https://doi.org/10.47750/pnr.2023.14.03.11

Abstract

India is an agriculture-based country, agro-homoeopathy is one of the newest approaches in homoeopathic and agricultural research. Agriculture is a significant source of income in India, and it bears a significant economic burden in order to provide a livelihood. The ergot is one of the common diseases seen in cereal crop caused by fungus Claviceps purpurea. Soil was prepared with 2.5kg Loam soil + 500g Coco peat + 500g Cow dunk + 500g NPK + 500g Urea and Potash + 500g DAP and distributed across the seven plastic trays, each measuring 30cm × 15cm × 18cm (L ×W ×D). Thirty wheat seeds of LOK-1 variety were planted in three rows, four centimetres apart from one another, with a total of ten seeds in each row. After inoculation of the fungal pathogen Claviceps purpurea on the kernel of wheat crop, the treatment was started with homoeopathic medicine Secale cornutum with its various potencies (Q, 30C, 200C and 1M). The control group were treated with Crapton fungicide. The ethyl alcohol was used as negative control in this study. The treatment was given twice a day for 14 days. After 14 days of treatment, there were no any antifungal activity observed on wheat crop trays treated with Secale cornutum (Q, 30C, 200C, 1M), and ethyl alcohol. Accordingly, Secale cornutum, does not revealed antifungal activity on pathogenesis of Claviceps purpure consequently. Further studies are needed to identify homoeopathic medicines that have antifungal effects on Claviceps purpure in wheat crop pathology.

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2023-01-01 — Updated on 2023-01-01

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Bapi Mondal , Anupam Mukherjee , Bipinraj Nirichan Kunchiraman , Suresh Jagtap , Varsha Umesh Ghate. (2023). An Agro-Homoeopathic Evaluation Of Antagonistic Activity Of Secale Cornutum Against Phytopathogenic Fungus ‘Claviceps Purpurea’ On Wheat Crop. Journal of Pharmaceutical Negative Results, 82–88. https://doi.org/10.47750/pnr.2023.14.03.11

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