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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Fungal Disease Table 4
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Fungi reported to cause pre- or post-emergence damping off and seedling blight of pearl millet.

Seed source

Fungal isolate

Disease symptoms

Reference

India

Chaetomium globosum

Curvularia penniseti

Drechslera maydis

Drechslera rostrata=(E. rostratum)

Drechslera tetramera

Fusarium equiseti

Fusarium fusarioides

Reduced germination

Reduced germination, seedling blight

Reduced germination

Reduced germination

Reduced germination

Reduced germination

Reduced germination

Mathur et al. (1973)

India (?)

Alternaria alternata

Aspergillus tereus

Curvularia lunata

Drechslera australiensis

Fusarium moniliforme

Fusarium solani

Rhizoctonia bataticola

Leaf spots, marginal necrosis

Root and stem lesions

Leaf lesions

Seedling blight, leaf spots

Reduced germination, seedling blight

Reduced germination, seedling blight

Foliar lesions

Konde et al. (1980)

India

Drechslera setariae (=B. setariae)

Reduced germination, seedling blight

Shetty et al. (1982)

Nigeria

Fusarium moniliforme

Reduced germination

Onesirosan (1975)

USA

Fusarium moniliforme

Helminthosporium rostratum

Helminthosporium setariae

Reduced emergence

Reduced emergence

Reduced emergence

Wells and Winstead (1965)

USA

Phyllosticta penicillariae

Seedling blight

Wilson and Burton (1990)


Last Modified: 7/21/2010
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