Author: A. M. Khan1, S. Naz and M. Abid

Publishing Date: 2016

E-ISSN: 0255-7576

Volume 34 Issue 1


Study was conducted to evaluate seaweed Melanothamnus afaqhusainii using its powder and different extracts including n-hexane, DMSO and water extract against naturally occurring soil nematode namely Meloidogyne javanica anti fungal activity against Fusarium moniliforme and Rhizoctonia solani and fertilizing potential on okra Abelmoschus esculentus. It was observed that the soil sample which was mixed with algal powder supported the growth of the okra plant and proved that the alga under investigation possessing some level of fertilizing potential.

Key word: Red seaweed, okra, root-knot nematode, antifungal activity, nematicidal activity.