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Black Root Rot of Chickpea

Black root rot
Roots turn black and rot
Roots turn black and rot
     General Information :

Excessive moisture and moderately high temperatures (25o - 30oC) encourage disease development.

     Symptoms :

  • The disease can occur at any stage.
  • Affected plants turn yellow and wilt.
  • Dead plants are seen scattered in the field.
  • The root system is rotten most of the finer roots are shed, and the remaining roots turn black.

Control :
  • Avoid high soil moisture.
  • Seed treatment with thiram +benomyl, thiram + captan at 3 g kg -1 of seed.


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