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Indian Journal of Pure & Applied Biosciences (IJPAB)
Year : 2019, Volume : 7, Issue : 5
First page : (147) Last page : (153)
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Effect of Planting Methods and Management Practices on Maydis Leaf Blight of Maize

Bhuwan Chandra Sharma* and Rajesh Pratap Singh
Department of Plant Pathology, Collage of Agriculture, Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar, Udham Singh Nagar - 263145, Uttarakhand, India
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Received: 3.09.2019  |  Revised: 8.10.2019   |  Accepted: 14.10.2019  


Maydis leaf blight caused by Biopolaris maydis is highly destructive disease of maize crop worldwide including India. It causes the significant yield reduction ranging from 9.7 to 11.7% in maize crop, depending upon weather conditions. Maydis leaf blight is found in all tropical and temperate maize growing regions where the growing season is characterized by warm and wet conditions. Growing conditions creating such condition are most favourable for the development of the disease. An experiment was carried out by integrating planting methods like- paired row planting, ridge planting and flat planting along with different management approaches like- chemical, biological and integrated for the management of maydis leaf blight of maize under tarai condition of Uttrakhand. Results of present study indicated that ridge planting and paired row planting methods and in management chemical control and integrated management practices were found equally good with respect to per cent disease index but ridge planting and chemical control provided significantly higher yield over paired row planting and integrated management practices.

Keywords: Maydis leaf blight, Planting methods, Chemical control, Biological control, Integrated management.

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Cite this article: Sharma, B.C. & Singh, R.P. (2019). Effect of Planting Methods and Management Practices on Maydis Leaf Blight of Maize, Ind. J. Pure App. Biosci.7(5), 147-153. doi: