Toll Free Helpline (India): 1800 1234 070

Rest of World: +91-9810852116

Free Publication Certificate

Vol. 11, Issue 1 (2022)

Effect of sowing dates on severity of the pathogen Myrothecium leaf spot of sesame (Sesamum indicum L.)

Author(s):
Yogesh Kumar, SN Singh and Krishna Kumar Patel
Abstract:
In India, Seasame (Sesamum indicum L.) among the several oil crops has its own importance due to its oil content, flavour, and medicinal and ritual values. Sesame belongs to the family Pedaliaceae and is known in vernacular as 'Til'. The Myrothecium leaf spot caused by Myrothecium roridum Tode ex fr. is one of the most important fungal disease of sesame. This disease was found to be prevalent in all over area surveyed showing its wide spread occurrence during this study. The 5 point scale method was used to check severity of disease after pathogenicity test followed by the isolation, purification and sowing activities. Minimum disease incidence was found when crop was sown early in the season whereas maximum disease severity was observed when the crop was sown late in the season. It, therefore, can be said that the sowing of crop sesame early or in last week of June and first week of July affected less by the disease Myrothecium.
Pages: 504-506  |  317 Views  108 Downloads


The Pharma Innovation Journal
How to cite this article:
Yogesh Kumar, SN Singh, Krishna Kumar Patel. Effect of sowing dates on severity of the pathogen Myrothecium leaf spot of sesame (Sesamum indicum L.). Pharma Innovation 2022;11(1):504-506.

Call for book chapter