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M.V. Hareesh1, R. Ganesha Naik1, M.H. Tatagar3, K. Jayalakshmi1, T. Basavaraj Naik2 and S. Pradeep4
1Department of Plant Pathology, College of Agriculture, University of Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences, Shivamogga – 577 225, India.
2Agricultural and Horticultural Resserch Station, University of Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences, Shivamogga Bavikere – 577 144, India.
3Horticultural Research and Extension Centre, Devihosur, Haveri, University of Agricultural Sciencees, Dharwad – 580 005, India.
4Organic Farming Research Centre, University of Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences, Shivamogga – 577 225, India.
J Pure Appl Microbiol. 2016;10(4):2943-2947 | © The Author(s). 2016
Received: 25/07/2016 | Accepted: 17/09/2016 | Published: 31/12/2016

Powdery mildew of chilli caused by Leveillula taurica (Lev.) Arn. is a major constraint for chilli production in many chilli growing states of India. In severely affected plants, defoliation, reduction in photosynthesis and in drastic reduction of fruit yield is often observed. With an aim to search for resistance source against powdery mildew, seventy genotypes were evaluated under field  conditions during Kharif and rabi 2015. Among seventy, the genotypes viz., DCA-1, DCA-2, DCA-3, DCA-4, DCA-5, DCA-6, DCA-7, DCA-8, DCA-9, DCA-10, DCA-11, DCA-12, DCA-13, DCA-14, DCA-22, DCA-23, DCA-24, DCA-25, DCA-26, DCA-35, DCA-42, DCA-44, DCA-45, DCA-57 and DCA-59 showed moderately resistant reaction during both kharif and rabi seasons and none of them were found resistant.


Chilli, Powdery mildew, Resistance, Genotypes.

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