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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2018, Volume : 6, Issue : 2
First page : (1601) Last page : (1605)
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Evaluation of Maize Germplasm for Resistance to Turcicum Leaf Blight

N. Mallikarjuna1*, Puttaramanaik1, N. Kiran Kumar3, H.R. Raveendra2 and
V.B. Sanath Kumar3
1AICRP (Maize), 2AICRP (Millets),
ZARS, V.C. Farm, Mandya – 571405, Karnataka
3Department of Plant Pathology, College of Agriculture, V.C. Farm, Mandya – 571405, Karnataka
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Received: 21.03.2018  |  Revised: 25.04.2018   |  Accepted: 29.04.2018  



Among the foliar diseases affecting maize, Turcicum leaf blight (TLB) caused by Exserohilum turcicum is of worldwide importance. In our study, a total of 135 maize genotypes were screened for two years during Kharif season (2014 and 2015) against TLB at Zonal Agricultural Research Station, VC Farm, Mandya.  The mean result of two years screening data on disease severity revealed that, out of 135, none of the genotypes showed resistant, 34 genotypes expressed moderately resistant reaction, 73 showed moderately susceptible reaction and 29 genotypes exhibited susceptibility reaction to TLB disease. The checks 219 J (susceptible check) and Nithyashree (resistant check), showed susceptible and resistant reaction to the disease respectively during two years.

Key words: Maize, Turcicum leaf blight, Exserohilum turcicum, Inbred lines

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Cite this article: Mallikarjuna, N., Puttaramanaik, Kiran Kumar, N., Raveendra, H.R. and Sanath Kumar, V.B., Evaluation of Maize Germplasm for Resistance to Turcicum Leaf Blight, Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.6(2): 1601-1605 (2018). doi: