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Vol. 10, Issue 4 (2021)

Evaluation of pearl millet R-line under field condition to identify resistance sources of foliar blast pathogen

Author(s):
Vikas Khandelwal, Dama Ram, C Tara Satyavathi, BR Beniwal, JP Bishnoi, RC Meena, Deepak Panwar, SL Yadav, Sushila Bhanwariya and Supriya Ambawat
Abstract:
Pearl millet (Pennisetum glaucum), an important staple food crop in the semi­arid tropics of the world, is infected by a number of diseases. Important among these are downy mildew (Sclerospora graminicola), blast (Pyricularia grisea), rust (Puccinia substriata var. indica). Ergot (Claviceps fusiformis) and smut (Moesiziomyces penicillariae) that individually or in combination cause substan­tial yield and quality losses. Effective and economic control of these diseases can be achieved by growing disease resistant varieties and hybrids. One hundred thirty potential R-lines were evaluated for blast resistance in the field. One hundreds eighteen lines identified as blast resistant (score ≤3.0 on 1–9 scale). These resistant lines would be useful in breeding blast resistant pearl millet hybrids.
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How to cite this article:
Vikas Khandelwal, Dama Ram, C Tara Satyavathi, BR Beniwal, JP Bishnoi, RC Meena, Deepak Panwar, SL Yadav, Sushila Bhanwariya, Supriya Ambawat. Evaluation of pearl millet R-line under field condition to identify resistance sources of foliar blast pathogen. Pharma Innovation 2021;10(4):157-159. DOI: 10.22271/tpi.2021.v10.i4c.5910
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