Article Id: ARCC2591 | Page : 222 - 224
Citation :- STUDIES ON ALTERNARIA BLIGHT OF CHICKPEA.Agricultural Science Digest.2008.(28):222 - 224
V.K. Mandhare, A.V. Suryawanshi and S.B. Gawade
Address : Seed Technology Research Unit, Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth, Rahuri-413 722, Ahmednagar, India


Alternaria blight of chickpea was noticed in western Maharashtra. The disease affected all the plant parts. Symptoms of the disease were recorded. The temperature 30.1oC maximum and 13.7oC minimum with relative humidity 84% (morning) and 39% (evening) was found to favour disease development. Under laboratory conditions, growth of Alternaria alternata was inhibited by Trichoderma koningii, T. lignorum and T. virens. In field screening the desi varieties viz; PG-5, JG-62, WR-315, PG-96006 and PG-9414-7 and kabuli varieties Virat, Vihar, PG-95333, PG-96329, PG-96323, PG-00304, PG-0108, PG-0109, PG-0110 and BCP-101 were completely free from Alternaria blight.


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