African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6688

Full Length Research Paper

Screening of elite material against major diseases of safflower under field conditions

S. V. Pawar
  • S. V. Pawar
  • Department of Plant Pathology, Marathwada Agricultural University, Parbhani, Maharashtra, India.
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Utpal Dey
  • Utpal Dey
  • Department of Plant Pathology, Marathwada Agricultural University, Parbhani, Maharashtra, India.
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V. G. Munde
  • V. G. Munde
  • Department of Plant Pathology, Marathwada Agricultural University, Parbhani, Maharashtra, India.
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Hulagappa
  • Hulagappa
  • Department of Plant Pathology, University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad, Karnataka, India.
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Anamika Nath
  • Anamika Nath
  • Department of Plant Breeding and Genetics, Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth, Rahuri, Maharashtra, India.
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  •  Accepted: 02 January 2013
  •  Published: 31 January 2013

Abstract

 

A field experiment with three replications was conducted at the All India Coordinated Research Project (AICRP) on oilseeds at Marathwada Agricultural University (MAU), Parbhani, Maharashtra on the screening of different elite material against major diseases. Significant differences in resistance to all the diseases were found in the elite material tested. Among the 46 elite lines, 21 and 33 elite lines registered highly resistant reaction against Alternaria leaf spot and to root rot, respectively while 15 lines registered resistant reaction to wilt. This study concludes that screening elite lines for resistance to diseases is an important step in developing varieties/hybrids with improved resistance to different diseases.

 

Key words: Safflowerdiseases, resistance.