Macrophomina root & rot Macrophomina phaseolina of Chickpea
- The disease appears from flowering to podding stage as scattered dried plants.
- The leaves and stem are become straw colored.
- Affected plants wither and spread across the entire field.
- The roots of infected plants become brittle and dry.
Survival & Favourable Conditions
- Maximum temperatures above 30 degree and dry soil conditions and moisture stress promote
- Deep ploughing in summer
- Grow cultivars resistant to dry root rot.
- Drought should be avoided.
- Sowing should always be done on the recommended time.
- Germinating and young seedlings should be saved from high temperatures.
- Seed treatment with a mixture of Carbendazim 1.5 g and Thiram 1.5 g per kg of seed.
- Seed treatment with Trichoderma viride formulation + 3 g thiram per kg seed can reduce the disease incidence.
Submitted by Prem.verma124 on Wed, 19/05/2010 - 14:36