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Powdery Mildew in Chickpea

Powdery Mildew
General Information:
  • Cool and dry weather favors powdery mildew development.

  • Appears late in the season when the crop is nearing maturity, except in highly susceptible varieties.

Powdery coating on leaflets
Powdery coating on leaflets
   Symptoms :
  • Small patches of white powdery coating initially develop on both surfaces of older leaves. These patches grow and may cover a large area. Affected leaves turn purple and then die.

  • When infection is severe, stems, young leaves, and pods are also covered with the powdery coating.

Control :

A minor disease and does not require any specific control measure. 

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