SYNTHESIS OF SILVER NANOPARTICLES FROM GOAT URINE (AJAMUTHRA) AND THEIR ANTIFUNGAL EFFICACY AGAINST COLLETOTRICHUM GLOEOSPORIOIDESRAGHU H.S., RAGHAVENDRA S.N., MALINI B.P., CHAITRA C., ANANTH NAG.B., ARJUMAND BANU S.S., A.N. RAJESHWARA AND S.E. NEELAGUNAD
Anthracnose disease is caused by the fungi species Colletotrichum. It infects varieties of fruit and vegetables crops across the world. Mancozeb and Hexaconazole are the fungicides used against this disease at high concentration. In the present study, the Silver nanoparticles are synthesized by using goat urine sample. The results showed a significant increase in inhibition of Colletotrichum gloeosporioides by AgNPs compared to fungicides (Mancozeb and Hexaconazole). The comparative analysis reveals that AgNPs are 36.85% more efficient against Colletotrichum gloeosporioides compared with Mancozeb and 21% more effective than the Hexaconazole. These AgNPs could potentially be used as an economical and eco-friendly method in agricultural farms to control Anthracnose disease. Application of these AgNPs greatly reduces the amount of fungicides used; hence it enormously reduces the pollution caused by the excess use of different Fungicides.
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