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Andhra Pradesh

Sugary/Ergot disease

Ergot/sugary disease

(Sphacelia sorghi McRae)

Symptoms

Downy mildew of Sweet Sorghum

  Downy mildew of Sweet Sorghum

(Peronosclerospora sorghi [Weston and Uppal (Shaw)

Symptoms

Sweet sorghum harvesting and stalk loading: Inner Mangolia, PR China

Sweet sorghum harvesting and stalk loading: Inner Mangolia, PR China

Integrated pest management practices in sweet sorghum

Integrated pest management practices

  • Adopt synchronous and timely/early sowings of cultivars with similar maturity over large areas to reduce the damage by shoot fly, midge, and head bugs.

  • Apply balanced fertilizers having adequate N and P to promote better plant growth, that results in reduced damage by shoot fly and stem borers.

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