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Wet Root Rot of Chickpea

Wet root rot
General Information :
  • Survives in organic matter.

  • The disease occurs at 30-80% soil moisture and at high nitrogen levels.

Dark brown lesions above the collar region
Dark brown lesions above
the collar region
          Symptoms :
  • Seen up to 6 weeks after sowing. In irrigated chickpea, the disease may occur at later stages in the crop growth.
  • Affected seedlings turn yellow. Petioles and leaves droop.
  • A distinct dark brown lesion appears above the collar region on the main stem and can extend to lower branches.

Control :

Seed treatment with captan, thiram, benlate, PCNB at 3 g kg -1 of seed.

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