African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6801

Article in Press

Identification of resistant sources in lentil against Fusarium wilt under field condition

Tolesa Bedasa, Asrat Zewdie

  •  Received: 16 November 2019
  •  Accepted: 11 February 2020
Fusarium wilt can cause yield losses up to 50% of the production to complete yield loss if severely affected. The use of resistant variety is one of the best option of disease management. Therefore, studies were planned to find out the genotypes against Fusarium wilt through sick plot technique. Keeping this point in view, one hundred fifty two genotypes of lentil were tested for the resistance against Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. lentis in field condition. The genotypes were grown in augmented design without replications during main season in 2017-18. It is evident was the result presented in bar graph. Out of 152 genotypes, one genotype exhibited moderately resistant, three genotypes were found moderately susceptible and majority of genotypes were grouped under susceptible to highly susceptible reaction to wilt/root rot disease. None of the genotypes was found immune against the disease. It might be due to variability in pathogen over different geographic environment and further introduction from another international institute will be suggested. Diversity analysis of both for pathogen and genotypes need more focused.

Keywords: Lentil, Fusarium, genotypes, resistant.