Current status of wilt/root rot diseases in major chickpea growing areas of Ethiopia

Damte, T and Ojiewo, C O (2016) Current status of wilt/root rot diseases in major chickpea growing areas of Ethiopia. Archives of Phytopathology and Plant Protection, 49. 01-17. ISSN 0323-5408

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Wilt/root rot diseases are a major chickpea production constraint in Ethiopia causing yield losses by reducing the number of plants. To determine the current status of disease incidence and distribution, surveys were conducted in the 2013/2014 and 2014/2015 cropping seasons in major chickpea growing zones of Ethiopia. Despite recent efforts in dissemination of improved varieties, low to high incidence of 0.0–83.4, 0.0–27.6, 1.3–19.8 and 0.0–16.3% and 1.0–81.9, 0.0–25.5, 3.0–13.9 and 1.0–21.5% in East Gojjam, Southwest Shewa, North Shewa and West Shewa in 2013/2014 and 2014/2015, respectively. Therefore, integrated pest management strategies should be developed and availed to farmers.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: RP-Grain Legumes
CRP: CGIAR Research Program on Grain Legumes
Uncontrolled Keywords: Chickpea; Cicer arietinum; wilt/root rot; Fusarium oxysporum fs ciceri; Ethiopia
Subjects: Mandate crops > Chickpea
Others > Entomology
Depositing User: Mr Ramesh K
Date Deposited: 23 May 2016 11:04
Last Modified: 09 Feb 2017 03:58
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Funders: TL3 project funded by BMGF
Acknowledgement: The authors acknowledge Dr Negussie Tadesse, Asrat Zewudie, Eresi Megersa, Tayu Shewangizaw, Woncha Bejiga and Assefa Kebede for their help during data collation. This study was conducted jointly by Debre Zeit Agricultural Research Center and the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) as part of the CGIAR Research Program on Grain Legumes (CRP-GL) with financial support availed through ICRISAT.
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