Resistance to Ascochyta blight in chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.)

Pande, S and Sharma, M (2014) Resistance to Ascochyta blight in chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.). Legume Perspectives (3). pp. 20-22. ISSN 2340-1559

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Ascochyta blight (AB), caused by Ascochyta rabiei is a major disease of chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.), capable of causing complete yield losses in areas where cool, cloudy, and humid weather persists during the crop season. The fungus mainly survives between seasons through infected seed and in infected crop debris. Despite extensive pathological and molecular studies, the nature and extent of pathogenic variability in A. rabiei has not been clearly established. Deploying resistant cultivars of chickpea along with seed treatment and foliar application of fungicides are commonly recommended for AB control. However, host plant resistance is the most economical and sustainable AB management option. Therefore, in this paper we focus on HPR as the major component for integrated management of AB, with emphasis on future researchpriorities.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: RP-Grain Legumes
CRP: CGIAR Research Program on Grain Legumes
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ascochyta rabiei, resistance, screening techniques,epidemiology,chickpea
Subjects: Mandate crops > Chickpea
Depositing User: Mr T L Gautham
Date Deposited: 05 Feb 2015 08:39
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2015 08:39
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