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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Cool Season Grain Legume Genetic Enhancement and Pathology

Location: Grain Legume Genetics Physiology Research

Title: Impact, symptoms and management of chickpea Ascochyta.

Author
item CHEN, WEIDONG

Submitted to: Pulse Pipeline
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: March 15, 2009
Publication Date: April 24, 2009
Citation: Chen, W. 2009. Impact, symptoms and management of chickpea Ascochyta.. Pulse Pipeline. 8(34):2.

Interpretive Summary: Ascochyta blight of chickpea has been a major yield constraint in the US and elsewhere. This article is to provide an update of current research on the disease and increase awareness of the disease in advance of the upcoming Ascochyta 2009, the second International Ascochyta Workshop to be held on the campus of Washington State University from June 28 to July 2, 2009. The survival mechanisms and disease cycle of the pathogen Ascochyta rabiei is reviewed and current management practices are discussed. Pictorial guide on identifying the disease is provided.

Technical Abstract: Ascochyta blight of chickpea has been a major yield constraint in the US and elsewhere. This article is to provide an update of current research on the disease and increase awareness of the disease in advance of the upcoming Ascochyta 2009, the second International Ascochyta Workshop to be held on the campus of Washington State University from June 28 to July 2, 2009. The survival mechanisms and disease cycle of the pathogen Ascochyta rabiei is reviewed and current management practices are discussed. Pictorial guide on identifying the disease is provided.

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