Screening Techniques for Pearl Millet Diseases. Information Bulletin No. 89

Thakur, R P and Sharma, R and Rao, V P (2011) Screening Techniques for Pearl Millet Diseases. Information Bulletin No. 89. Technical Report. Patancheru, Andhra Pradesh, India, International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics .

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The authors thank Dr HK Sudini for his critical review and useful suggestions. The support and cooperation of technical staff members of the Cereals Pathology department is also duly acknowledged.


Pearl millet (Pennisetum glaucum), an important staple food crop in the semiarid tropics of the world, is infected by a number of diseases. Important among these are downy mildew (Sclerospora graminicola), blast (Pyricularia grisea), rust (Puccinia substriata var. indica), ergot (Claviceps fusiformis) and smut (Moesiziomyces penicillariae) that individually or in combination cause substantial yield and quality losses. Effective and economic control of these diseases can be achieved by growing disease resistant varieties and hybrids. In order to develop disease resistant cultivars, it is important to have effective disease.............

Item Type: Monograph (Technical Report)
Subjects: Mandate crops > Millets
Depositing User: Mr Sanat Kumar Behera
Date Deposited: 17 Feb 2012 03:21
Last Modified: 17 Feb 2012 03:21

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