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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2018, Volume : 6, Issue : 2
First page : (1158) Last page : (1162)
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Reaction of Pearl Millet Genotypes against Downy Mildew Disease

Rajni Singh Sasode1*, Pramod Kumar Fatehpuria2, A. Patidar3 and R. K. Pandya4
1,2,3,4Department of Plant Pathology, RVSKVV, Gwalior (M.P.) 474002
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Received: 23.07.2017  |  Revised: 18.08.2017   |  Accepted: 27.08.2017  



Pearl millet (Pennisetum glaucum (L.) R.Br.) Popularly known as bajra is a major warm-season cereal, largely grown under rainfed conditions in India. Downy mildew incited by Sclerospora graminicola (Sacc.) Schroet is the most widespread and destructive disease of pearl millet in India. Out of 100 pearl millet lines, 35 remained free from downy mildew at 60 days after sowing, while 96.87 per cent disease incidence was recorded in 7042S.  All the tested lines were significantly superior over ‘‘7042S’’. More than 10 per cent downy mildew was recorded in four lines viz., ICMB 92777, BRBL 4, JMSB 20143, 7042R at 60 days after sowing.

Key words: Pearl millet, Sclerospora graminicola, Downy mildew, Screening.

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Cite this article: Sasode, R.S., Fatehpuria, P.K., Patidar, A. and Pandya, R.K., Reaction of Pearl Millet Genotypes against Downy Mildew Disease, Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.6(2): 1158-1162 (2018). doi: