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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2019, Volume : 7, Issue : 1
First page : (420) Last page : (424)
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Prevalence of Powdery Mildew in Cucumber Growing Areas in North Eastern Karnataka, India

Basavaraj, K.*, Y. S. Amaresh, Sunkad Gururaj, Aswathanarayana, D. S. and Sujay Hurali

Department of Plant Pathology, University of Agricultural Sciences, Raichur-584 102, Karnataka, India
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Received: 21.07.2018  |  Revised: 29.08.2018   |  Accepted: 6.09.2018  



Cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.) is one of the oldest cultivated vegetable crop belongs to family cucurbitaceae. Powdery mildew is a serious disease of cucumber, caused by Erysiphe cichoracearum (DC). To know the severity and surveillance of powdery mildew of cucumber a roving survey was carried out during 2017-18 Raichur, Kalaburgi and Yadagiri districts of North Eastern Karnataka. Among the three districts surveyed, maximum disease severity was observed in Raichur district with mean per cent disease index (PDI) of 36.61 followed by Yadagiri with mean PDI of 34.83 and minimum mean PDI of 30.31 recorded in Kalaburgi district. Among all the villages surveyed, maximum mean PDI (55.66) recorded in Palakamdoddi village of Raichur taluk, whereas least mean PDI (18.44) recorded in Kopper village of Devadurga taluk.

Key words: Cucumber, Survey, Powdery mildew, Erysiphe cichoracearum (DC).

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Cite this article: Basavaraj, K.., Amaresh, Y. S.,  Gururaj, S., Aswathanarayana, D. S. and Hurali, S., Prevalence of Powdery Mildew in Cucumber Growing Areas in North Eastern Karnataka, India, Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.7 (1): 420-424 (2019). doi: