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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 7, Issue 3 (2018)

Efficacy of cow urine in wheat (Triticum aestivum) production as plant growth promoter and antifungal agent

Author(s): Tanmay Ghosh, MK Biswas and Chiranjib Guin
Abstract: Cow urine therapy and all traditional practices from Indian systems of medicine have a strong scientific base. The cow has proved to be a boon in the areas of agriculture, science and technology, industry, energy, medicine etc for the development of any nation, in addition being eco-friendly in nature. The present study was conducted to determine antifungal activity of different concentrations (20%, 40%, 50%, 70% & 100%) of cow urine against some fungal pathogens (Aspergillus flavus, Aspergillus niger, Rhizopus sp, Alternaria sp, Mucor sp, Fusarium sp, Penicillium sp, Macrophomina sp) isolated from infected plants of Wheat. The extent of growth of test fungi in plates poisoned with cow urine was lesser when compared with the control plates. Among these concentrations cow urine at 100% concentration was most effective. Finally we concluded that the cow urine has antifungal activities and the inhibitory activity can be used in the control of fungi. The nutritional effect of cow urine on plant growth was also tested with Golden wheat (Triticum aestivum).
Pages: 485-493  |  281 Views  20 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Tanmay Ghosh, MK Biswas, Chiranjib Guin. Efficacy of cow urine in wheat (Triticum aestivum) production as plant growth promoter and antifungal agent. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2018;7(3):485-493.
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