Maximum percentdisease incidence (45.16%) was noticed in Besigeger village of Bellary district. In Koppal districts, maximum per cent disease incidence was recorded in Jerkundi (43.58%) followed by Koppal (41.07%). While lowest disease incidence was observed in Kalakbandi (21.87%). In Bagalkot district, maximum per cent disease incidence was recorded in Hebbal (31.41%) followed by Mahalingpur (22.42%). In Gadag district, maximum per cent disease incidence was recorded in Chumnal (36.42%). While lowest disease incidence was observed in Unchgere (25.70%). In Bijapur district, maximum disease incidence was observed in Babaleshwara (31.14%).Similarly, maximum disease incidence was observed in Appledinni (22.30%) followed by Tuntapur (18.75%) in Raichur district. Among different districts the Bellary district recorded maximum disease incidence (32.46%) followed by Koppal district (32.13%). While lowest incidence was observed in Raichur district (16.70%). Further Shot hole borer (Xyleborus fernicatus) association was noticed in the entire district, but it was absent in Raichure district. Higher wilt disease incidence was noticed in more than above 4-5 years orchards and while it was less in belove 3 years orchards. Shot hole bore association was noticed in more than 4-5 years. It was evident from the survey that among the commonly growing pomegranate cultivars, viz.,Bhagwa, Kesar, Ganesh, Arkta and Sindhur; the cultivar Bhagwa was found to be highly susceptible to C. fimbriata and shot hole borer.
Survey, Wilt, Incidence, Ceratocystis fimbriata.
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