Groundnut Rust Disease: Epidemiology and Control

Subrahmanyam, P and McDonald, D (1987) Groundnut Rust Disease: Epidemiology and Control. In: Groundnut rust disease [Puccinia arachidis]: proceedings of a Discussion Group Meeting, 24-28 Sep 1984, ICRISAT Patancheru , India.

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Research on rust disease of groundnut at ICRISAT Center from 1976 to 1984 is briefly reviewed. Spread of the disease in India is documented, and the role of continuous cultivation of groundnut in perpetuating the disease emphasized. Data on yield losses from rust are presented. Methods of screening germplasm and breeding lines for resistance to rust are described, and the identified sources of resistance are listed. Components of resistance to rust and their possible use in greenhouse evaluation of rust resistance are discussed. Results of multilocation testing of rust-resistant germplasm lines are considered. The effects of different agronomic systems on epiphytotics of rust are discussed.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Mandate crops > Groundnut
Depositing User: Library ICRISAT
Date Deposited: 04 Dec 2011 12:56
Last Modified: 04 Dec 2011 12:56
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