Sorghum grain mold: current status

Bandyopadhyay, R and Stenhouse, J W and Singh, S D and Reddy, B V S (1997) Sorghum grain mold: current status. In: Strengthening sorghum research collaboration in Asia: report of the Asian Sorghum Scientist's Meeting, Suphan Buri, Thailand, 18-21 Nov 1997, Suphan Buri, Thailand.

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Grain mold is an important biotic constraints of sorghum, and seriously compromises the grain yield and quality gains obtainable from improved cultivars. This disease gained worldwide significance after the widespread int roduction and cultivation of short-duration sorghum cultivars that replaced longer-durat ion landraces and local cultivars. The newer cultivars mat ured and set seeds under wet and humid conditions that were favorable for the development of grain mold fungi. Damage caused by grain moldincludes losses in seed yield, quality, market value, storage quality, viability, and food and feed processing quality of seed. In addition, several mold-causal fungi produce mycotoxins in grain. Mycotoxins in feed slow the growt h rate, predispose animals to other infect ions, and are teratogenic and carcinogenic

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Mandate crops > Sorghum
Depositing User: Mr T L Gautham
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2011 05:07
Last Modified: 10 Nov 2011 05:11
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