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Phyllody of Chickpea

 
Phyllody: Cucumber mosaic virus
Twig (left) showing phyllodi symptoms. Normal twig at right. Symptoms :
  • Excessive proliferation of branches with smaller leaflets, giving a bushy appearance to the plant.

  • The flowers are converted into leafy structures.

  • Diseased plants are scattered in the field and are more easily spotted at flowering and podding time.

  • At the time of crop maturity, when the healthy plants are drying, the diseased plants in the field will be conspicuously green.

 Control :

The disease is considered to be a minor one.

Twig (left) showing phyllodi symptoms.
Normal twig at right.
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