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United States Department of Agriculture

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Pearl Millet Diseases, AH No.716

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Pearl Millet Diseases
A Compilation of Information on the Known Pathogens of Pearl Millet, Pennisetum glaucum (L.) R. Br.

by Jeffrey P. Wilson

Cultivation of pearl millet for grain and forage is expanding into nontraditional areas in temperate and developed countries, where production limits from diseases are assuming greater importance. The crop is host to several diseases caused by bacteria, fungi, viruses, nematodes, and parasitic plants. This handbook gives the symptoms, characteristics, host range, geographic distribution, nomenclature discrepancies, and likelihood of seed transmission for these diseases. This book will provide useful information to plant pathologists, plant breeders, extension agents, and regulatory agencies for research, diagnosis, and policy making. Black and white, 58 pp.

United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Agriculture Handbook 716

April 2000

While supplies last, you may order one free copy by e-mail or by writing to USDA/ARS Crop Genetics and Breeding Research Unit, University of Georgia Coastal Plain Experiment Station, Tifton, GA 31793-0748.

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