Seed treatment with an aqueous extract of Agave sisalana improves seed health and seedling growth of sorghum

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Seed treatment with an aqueous extract of Agave sisalana improves seed health and seedling growth of sorghum. / Andresen, Marianne; Wulff, Ednar Gadelha; Mbega, Ernest R.; Stokholm, Michaela Schiller; Glazowska, Sylwia Emilia; Zida, P. Elisabeth; Mabagala, Robert B.; Lund, Ole Søgaard.

In: European Journal of Plant Pathology, Vol. 141, No. 1, 2015, p. 119-132.

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Andresen, M, Wulff, EG, Mbega, ER, Stokholm, MS, Glazowska, SE, Zida, PE, Mabagala, RB & Lund, OS 2015, 'Seed treatment with an aqueous extract of Agave sisalana improves seed health and seedling growth of sorghum', European Journal of Plant Pathology, vol. 141, no. 1, pp. 119-132. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10658-014-0530-6

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Andresen, M., Wulff, E. G., Mbega, E. R., Stokholm, M. S., Glazowska, S. E., Zida, P. E., ... Lund, O. S. (2015). Seed treatment with an aqueous extract of Agave sisalana improves seed health and seedling growth of sorghum. European Journal of Plant Pathology, 141(1), 119-132. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10658-014-0530-6

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Andresen M, Wulff EG, Mbega ER, Stokholm MS, Glazowska SE, Zida PE et al. Seed treatment with an aqueous extract of Agave sisalana improves seed health and seedling growth of sorghum. European Journal of Plant Pathology. 2015;141(1):119-132. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10658-014-0530-6

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Andresen, Marianne ; Wulff, Ednar Gadelha ; Mbega, Ernest R. ; Stokholm, Michaela Schiller ; Glazowska, Sylwia Emilia ; Zida, P. Elisabeth ; Mabagala, Robert B. ; Lund, Ole Søgaard. / Seed treatment with an aqueous extract of Agave sisalana improves seed health and seedling growth of sorghum. In: European Journal of Plant Pathology. 2015 ; Vol. 141, No. 1. pp. 119-132.

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title = "Seed treatment with an aqueous extract of Agave sisalana improves seed health and seedling growth of sorghum",
abstract = "An aqueous extract of the sisal agave, A. sisalana, was prepared from dried stem tissue by boiling in water. The sisal extract (SE) displayed a broad inhibition of the seed-borne mycoflora when applied to farmer-saved seeds of Sorghum bicolor. Species of Fusarium (belonging to the Gibberella fujikuroi complex) were inhibited >75 {\%} on seeds. Accordingly, seed-borne crown rot, associated with Fusarium thapsinum was significantly (p < 10−7) and dose-dependently reduced in plants from SE treated seeds. The SE treatment furthermore stimulated seedling vigour and increased dry weight of 4-week-old plants (p < 10−4) with 35 {\%}. The growth promoting activity of SE was found to be similar to what has been reported for the extract of another agave, Yucca schidigera. Both extracts were found to reduce seed-borne Fusarium and crown rot more efficiently than fungicides based on tebuconazole, enilconazole and fludioxonil (p < 0.0042). The stem of the sisal agave is a waste product in fiber production. From our findings A. sisalana stem appears to represent an abundant source of antifungal activity, simple to extract, easy to store and with a promising potential in biological seed treatment.",
keywords = "Agave sisalana, Fusarium, Plant extract, Seed treatment, Sorghum",
author = "Marianne Andresen and Wulff, {Ednar Gadelha} and Mbega, {Ernest R.} and Stokholm, {Michaela Schiller} and Glazowska, {Sylwia Emilia} and Zida, {P. Elisabeth} and Mabagala, {Robert B.} and Lund, {Ole S{\o}gaard}",
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language = "English",
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pages = "119--132",
journal = "European Journal of Plant Pathology",
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AU - Andresen, Marianne

AU - Wulff, Ednar Gadelha

AU - Mbega, Ernest R.

AU - Stokholm, Michaela Schiller

AU - Glazowska, Sylwia Emilia

AU - Zida, P. Elisabeth

AU - Mabagala, Robert B.

AU - Lund, Ole Søgaard

PY - 2015

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N2 - An aqueous extract of the sisal agave, A. sisalana, was prepared from dried stem tissue by boiling in water. The sisal extract (SE) displayed a broad inhibition of the seed-borne mycoflora when applied to farmer-saved seeds of Sorghum bicolor. Species of Fusarium (belonging to the Gibberella fujikuroi complex) were inhibited >75 % on seeds. Accordingly, seed-borne crown rot, associated with Fusarium thapsinum was significantly (p < 10−7) and dose-dependently reduced in plants from SE treated seeds. The SE treatment furthermore stimulated seedling vigour and increased dry weight of 4-week-old plants (p < 10−4) with 35 %. The growth promoting activity of SE was found to be similar to what has been reported for the extract of another agave, Yucca schidigera. Both extracts were found to reduce seed-borne Fusarium and crown rot more efficiently than fungicides based on tebuconazole, enilconazole and fludioxonil (p < 0.0042). The stem of the sisal agave is a waste product in fiber production. From our findings A. sisalana stem appears to represent an abundant source of antifungal activity, simple to extract, easy to store and with a promising potential in biological seed treatment.

AB - An aqueous extract of the sisal agave, A. sisalana, was prepared from dried stem tissue by boiling in water. The sisal extract (SE) displayed a broad inhibition of the seed-borne mycoflora when applied to farmer-saved seeds of Sorghum bicolor. Species of Fusarium (belonging to the Gibberella fujikuroi complex) were inhibited >75 % on seeds. Accordingly, seed-borne crown rot, associated with Fusarium thapsinum was significantly (p < 10−7) and dose-dependently reduced in plants from SE treated seeds. The SE treatment furthermore stimulated seedling vigour and increased dry weight of 4-week-old plants (p < 10−4) with 35 %. The growth promoting activity of SE was found to be similar to what has been reported for the extract of another agave, Yucca schidigera. Both extracts were found to reduce seed-borne Fusarium and crown rot more efficiently than fungicides based on tebuconazole, enilconazole and fludioxonil (p < 0.0042). The stem of the sisal agave is a waste product in fiber production. From our findings A. sisalana stem appears to represent an abundant source of antifungal activity, simple to extract, easy to store and with a promising potential in biological seed treatment.

KW - Agave sisalana

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KW - Plant extract

KW - Seed treatment

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