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Sorghum Grain Mold
Plant Pathology and Microbiology Publications
  • R. P. Thakur, International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics
  • B. V.S. Reddy, International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics
  • S. Indira, National Research Centre for Sorghum
  • V. P. Rao, International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics
  • Shrishail Sharanappa Navi, Iowa State University
  • Xiao-Bing Yang, Iowa State University
  • S. Ramesh, International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics
Document Type
Article
Disciplines
Publication Date
1-1-2006
Abstract

Grain mold, the most important and widespread disease of sorghum worldwide, is a major constraint to sorghum productivity. Grain mold development is particularly severe in the shortduration hybrid cultivars and varieties that are grown during the rainy season under warm and humid conditions. It is caused by a number of unspecialized fungal pathogens that severely affect grain mass, seed viability, grain quality and market price. A large volume of literature is available on studies related to various aspects of grain mold, including biology, epidemiology, association with mycotoxins and management methods. In this bulletin, attempts have been made to briefly describe the important findings of research done at ICRISAT and elsewhere, and to emphasize some of the recent developments on management of grain mold, including refined screening techniques, sources of resistance, genetics and mechanisms of resistance, resistance breeding and other management options, including an integrated management approach.

Copyright Owner
International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT)
Language
en
Date Available
December 1, 2012
File Format
application/pdf
Citation Information
R. P. Thakur, B. V.S. Reddy, S. Indira, V. P. Rao, et al.. "Sorghum Grain Mold" (2006)
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