ISSN: 0973-7510

E-ISSN: 2581-690X

Dalel Singh1 , Rajendra Prasad2 and Birbal Bairwa3
1Department of Mycology and Plant Pathology, Institute of Agricultural Sciences,
Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi – 221005, Uttar Pradesh, India.
2Department of Plant Pathology , Chandra Shekhar Azad University of Agriculture & Technology, Kanpur – 208001, Uttar Pradesh, India.
3Department of Entomology & Agricultural Zoology, Institute Agricultural Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi – 221 005, Uttar Pradesh, India.
J. Pure Appl. Microbiol. 2014, 8(6):4997-5001
© The Author(s). 2014
Received: 25/08/2014 | Accepted: 29/10/2014 | Published: 31/12/2014

Alternaria blight incited by Altenaria brassicae is one of the most important disease of rapeseed-mustard crop. Forty two cultivars /genotypes of rapeseed-mustard group (Brassica juncea, Brassica campestris, Brassica carinata, Brassica napus, Eruca sativa and B. rapa) were carried out during the rabi 2011-12 under artificial conditions. UDN 11-05(13.0% leaves, 15%pod) genotype was found resistant against alternaria blight. The Present study indicates that B. napus, B. juncea and B. carinata were found better source of resistance in comparison to Brassica campestris. UDN-11-05(13.0% leaves, 15.0% pod) genotype was found resistant against the disease. Whereas UDN-11-29 (16.9% leaves,14.3% pod),  UDN-11-36 (20.5% leaves, 18.0 % pod) and UDN-11-10 (20.8% leaves, 20.2% pod) were rated as moderately resistant to the disease.


Alternaria brassicae, Screening. Indian mustard germplasm, Inoculation

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