Breeding for disease and pest resistance in pearl millet

Williams, R J and Andrews, D J (1983) Breeding for disease and pest resistance in pearl millet. In: FAO/IITA Expert Consultation on Durable Resistance Breeding,, 23-29 October 1982, Ibadan, Nigeria.

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The present status of the control of biological agents causing yield losses in pearl millet is reviewed. The possibilities of controlling diseases, insect pests, weeds and grain-eating birds by breeding cultivars with durable resistance are discussed. In future breeding research in this crop, areas needing to be emphasized include: evaluation of the nature and inheritance of disease resistance; development of strategies to increase the durability of resistance to diseases; investigations into the possibility of using complex multiple barriers to disease pathogens; additional survey work and the development and use of effective screening techniques for insect pests; evaluation of integrated control strategies against insects; development and use of screening techniques to identify and develop cultivars resistant to witchweed; and investigation of cultural practices and breeding techniques to control shibra in Sahelian Africa.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Mandate crops > Millets
Depositing User: Library ICRISAT
Date Deposited: 27 Dec 2011 08:19
Last Modified: 27 Dec 2011 08:19
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