Submitted to: Compendium of Chickpea and Lentil Diseases and Pests
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: October 15, 2010
Publication Date: January 10, 2011
Citation: Chen, W. 2011. Other fungal diseases of chickpea and lentil. In: Chen, W., Sharma, H.C.; Muehlbauer, F.J., editors. Compendium of Chickpea and Lentil Diseases and Pests. St Paul, MN: The American Phytopathological Society. p. 62-63.
Interpretive Summary: The Compendium of Chickpea and Lentil Diseases and Pests provides comprehensive treatments of diseases and insect pests of the two crops. However, there are a number of fungal diseases with very little information available. This chapter provides a list of 20 little known diseases, with an attempt to encourage additional research efforts on these diseases. Although not economically important now, these diseases may increase in frequency and become important as cool season grain legumes expand into new production regions.
There are about 20 fungal diseases of chickpea and lentil that have very little information available. These diseases may not cause significant damage or may cause damage at specific and limited locales. Examples of these diseases include Cylindrosporium leaf spot and stem canker, Ozonium wilt and collar rot, and Clonostachys wilt. This chapter provide the disease names, causal agents, symptoms, geographic occurrence and management practices. The intent of this chapter is to collect current available information on these diseases and encourage future research efforts on these little known diseases.