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All about Jowar Shoot Fly

Jowar Shoot Fly

Jowar Shoot Fly Scientific Name: Atherigona soccata Rond. Class & Order: Anthomyidae – Diptera Economic Importance: It is one of the serious pests of sorghum in India. The Pest attacks the crop only in early stage of growth and infestation goes up to 80%. The high yielding hybrids are more …

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Common smut (Ustilago maydis) Of Maize

DISEASE: Common smut (Syn. boil smut, blister smut) PATHOGEN: Ustilago maydis (Syn. Ustilago zeae) HOSTS: Maize (Zea mays), teosinte (Zea mexicana) Taxonomy of ustilago maydis Kingdom :Fungi – champignons, Fungo, fungi Subkingdom: Dikarya Division: Basidiomycota – basidio’s, basidiomycetes, club fungi Subdivision: Ustilaginomycotina Class :Ustilaginomycetes Subclass: Ustilaginomycetidae Order :Ustilaginales Family: Ustilaginaceae Genus: Ustilago (Pers.) Roussel Species …

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Fungal Disease In Plant

Fungal Disease In Plant

Fungi constitute the largest number of plant pathogens and are responsible for a range of serious plant diseases. Most vegetable diseases are caused by fungi. They damage plants by killing cells and/or causing plant stress. Sources of fungal infections are infected seed, soil, crop debris, nearby crops and weeds. Fungi …

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Diseases of Coconut and Oil palm

Diseases of Coconut and Oil palm

Coconut 1.Bud rot(Phytophthora palmivora) Symptoms Palms of all ages are susceptible to the disease, but it is more severe in young palms of 5-20 years. The first indication of the diseases is seen on the central shoot of the tree (spindle). The heart leaf shows discolouration which becomes brown instead …

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