versão impressa ISSN 0100-5405
ALMEIDA, Taís Ferreira; CAMARGO, Margarete e PANIZZI, Rita de Cássia. Effect of plant extract on control of Colletotrichum acutatum the causal agent of the black spot of strawberry. Summa phytopathol. [online]. 2009, vol.35, n.3, pp. 196-201. ISSN 0100-5405. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0100-54052009000300006.
The black spot of strawberry plants caused by Colletotrichum acutatum, causes serious problems to the culture. To control the disease and minimize the use of fungicides, in vitro assays were accomplished with 11 different plant hydroalcoholic extract from plants species used in the popular medicine. The extracts were produced from plant parts (according to the species) using water and alcohol in the extraction process for infusion. The influence of the extracts was verified in the micelial growth, esporulation and germination of the pathogen, besides a test with leaves and outstanding fruits. In agreement with the methodology used in this study, the extracts that showed the highest efficiency were the ones from Ruta graveolens, Artemisia absinthium and Allium sativum, which indicate such plants as potential fungitoxics for the control of C. acutatum.
Palavras-chave : biological control; Fragaria; medicinal plant.