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Pythium Root and Seed Rot of Chickpea

Pythium root and seed rot

Poor emergence of seedlings in certain varieties
    Symptoms :
  • Emergence is poor because seeds are rotten.

  • Affected seedlings are stunted. Stunted plants often die before they flower.

  • The larger roots are necrotic, discolored, and devoid of rootlets.

   Control :

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

Poor emergence of seedlings in
certain varieties
Rotting seeds (bottom row) and healthy germinated seed (right)
Rotting seeds (bottom row) and
healthy germinated seed (right)
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