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Proceedings of the Consultants' Group Meetings on Downy Mildew and Ergot of Pearl Millet

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Williams, R.J.
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1975
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International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics ; Patancheru, Andhra Pradesh, India
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Proceedings of the Consultants''Group Meetings on Downy mildew and ergot of pearl millet, 1-3 october 1975 / Williams, R.J.
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The In t e r n a t i o n a l Crops Research I n s t i t u t e f o r t h e Semi -Ar i d T r o p i c s ( ICRISAT) has u n d e r t a k e n a major program f o r t h e improvement o f p e a r l m i l l e t i n t h e s emi - a r i d t r o p i c a l r e g i o n s o f As i a and A f r i c a . The downy mi l d ew and e r g o t d i s e a s e s o f p e a r l m i l l e t a r e r e c o g n i z e d a s two major f a c t o r s p r e v e n t i n g t h e r e a l i z a t i o n o f p o t e n t i a l s o f f e r e d  b y more i n t e n s i v e c u l t i v a t i o n o f new v a r i e t i e s and h y b r i d s w i t h h i g h y i e l d p o t e n t i a l s . I n I n d i a t o d a y b o t h t h e s e d i s e a s e s a r e c a u s i n g a ma j o r s e t b a c k i n t h e u t i l i z a t i o n o f h y b r i d m i l l e t s . I n o r d e r t o r e v i e w t h e s t a t e o f knowledge o n t h e s e d i s e a s e s and t o e s t a b l i s h a p r i o r i t y o f a c t i v i t i e s l i k e l y t o l e a d t o t h e i r e f f e c t i v e c o n t r o l , f o u r t e e n s c i e n t i s t s f r om s e v e r a l c o u n t r i e s were i n v i t e d t o Hyderabad  f o r i n - d e p t h d i s c u s s i o n s w i t h ICRISAT s t a f f o n t h e t o p i c s o f b i o l o g y , e p i d emi o l o g y and c o n t r o l o f downy mi ldew and e r g o t o f p e a r l m i l l e t . I n o r d e r t o g a i n maximum b e n e f i t f r om d i s c u s s i o n s n o f o rma l paper s wer e p r e s e n t e d , e x c e p t f o r t h e comprehens i v e l i t e r a t u r e r e v i e w b y Y . L . Nene and S.D. Singh wh i c h was summarized at t h e o u t s e t . However s e v e r a l p a r t i c i p a n t s p r e p a r e d and d i s t r i b u t e d p e r t i n e n t paper s wh i c h a r e i n c l u d e d i n t h e s e p r o c e e d i n g s . I t i s hoped t h a t t h e i n f o rma t i o n and recommendat ions p r e s e n t e d i n t h e s e p r o c e e d i n g s w i l l b e o f use and p r o v i d e s t i m u l a t i o n t o r e s e a r c h wo r k e r s whose c h a l l e n g e i s t o c o n t r o l  parle    millet downy mildew and ergot .  
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