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Agricultural Research Service

Pearl Millet Diseases: Fungal: Seedling Blight

Pearl Millet Diseases
Fungal Diseases

Seedling Blight

Various species of fungi (see table 5)

Symptoms: The disease is expressed as pre-emergence and postemergence damping off or stunted seedling growth.

Pathogen and disease characteristics: Many pathogens cause seedling blight. They are often associated with grain molds, foliar blights, or stalk rots. Seedling blight tends to be more severe during cool temperatures (Hart and Wells 1965, Wells and Winstead 1965).

Host range: See information in this text for specific pathogens listed in table 5.

Geographic distribution: See information in this text for specific pathogens listed in table 5.

Nomenclature discrepancies: See information in this text for specific pathogens listed in table 5.

Seed transmission: Pathogens causing seedling blight are often associated with grain molds and may be transmitted by seed. See information in this text for specific pathogens listed in table 5.

Primary citations: See table 5.


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Original posting: June 5, 1999.

Last Modified: 2/6/2002
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