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Bacterial Blight of Chickpea

Bacterial blight

Drying and defoliation of leaves.
Drying and defoliation of leaves
General Information
  • caused by Pseudomonas syringae / Pseudomonas pisi.
  • Wet and warm (30oC) conditions favor disease development.


  • Leaves dry up and are shed.

  • The disease may show up as post- emergence damping off, killing the seedlings within 3 - 4 days. Lesions on leaves turn dark brown, and cause a soft rot of infected tissues.


No control measures are known.

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