Submitted to: Compendium of Chickpea and Lentil Diseases and Pests
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: 10/15/2010
Publication Date: 1/10/2011
Citation: Chen, W., Bayaa, B. 2011. Fusarium wilt of 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. 20-22.
Interpretive Summary: Description of Fusaium wilt of lentil, its causal agent, and management practices.
Technical Abstract: Fusarium wilt of lentil is caused by the soil borne fungus Fusaium oxysporum f. sp. lentis. The pathogen is widespread. The disease shows symptoms of wilting, and stunted plants. Other symptoms include wilting of top leaves resemble water deficiency, shrinking and curling of leaves from the lower part of the plants and move upwards. Plants finally become yellow and die.Management of the disease rely on avoiding fields with high levels of inoculum, and planting resistant cultivars.