Year: 2016, Issue: June

Distribution of sorghum charcoal rot caused by Macrophomina phaseolina (Tassi) Goid.

Author:

R. Sukanya, S. K. Jayalakshmi, Gururaj Sunkad, D. S. Aswathanarayana and G. Girish

Keyword:

Sorghum, Charcoal rot, Incidence and Number of nodes crossed.
Roving survey was carried out to know the distribution of sorghum charcoal rot caused by Macrophomina phaseolina during rabi season of 2014-15 in five districts of Northern Karnataka. Percent incidence of charcoal rot and average number of nodes crossed was observed. Maximum incidence was observed in Bagalkot district (34.8%) followed by Vijayapura (33.98%), Kalaburgi (24.54%), Yadgir (22.73%) and the least (20.80%) was in Raichur. Regarding the number of nodes crossed by infection of charcoal rot showing maximum of grade 4 in Vijayapura and Bagalkot districts.

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