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Table 4 Effect of bio-control agents and aqueous plant extracts as soil treatment against bacterial soften potato tubers disease (as weight losses %) under storage conditions

From: Field application of bio-control agents and aqueous plant extracts for controlling bacterial soft rot and enhancement yield quality of Solanum tuberosum L. cv. Diamond

TreatmentsSoftening tubers (weight losses%) at weeks
1st2nd3rd4th5th6th7th8th9th10th11th12th
Bacillus subtilis0c*0d0e0e9.3e9.3e9.3e9.3e9.3g9.3i9.3 h9.3 h
Bacillus pumilus0c0d0e0f9.4e9.4e9.4e9.4e28.3b28.3c28.3c28.3d
Trichoderma harzianum0c6.5b6.5d6.5d11.2bc11.2bc11.2bc16.4b27.2c27.2d27.2d27.2e
Trichoderma virens0c0d7.7c7.7c11.6b11.6b11.6b17.1b17.1e17.1g17.1f31.8c
Lantana0c0d0e0e10.8bc10.8bc10.8bc11.5c11.5f11.5 h11.5g21.1f
Lemongrass0c0d0e0e11.3bc11.3bc11.3bc28.1a31.5a31.5b31.5b40.2b
Olive cake0c6.9b6.9 cd6.9 cd6.9f6.9f6.9f12.1c12.1f12.1 h12.1g21.5f
PDB medium only3.3b3.3c9.8b9.8b9.8de9.8de9.8de11.2 cd17.8e21.6f27.3d27.3e
NB medium only2.6b2.6c7.6c7.6c10.5 cd10.5 cd10.5 cd10.5d22.3d23.4e25.2e40.5b
Control9.8a9.8a11.6a14.6a19.2a22.5a25.5a28.8a31.6a35.3a42.0a48.8a
  1. *Means in each column followed by different letter(s) are significantly different according to Duncan’s multiple range test at P ≤ 0.05