Pathogenesis, Incidence and Severity of some Fungal Crop Diseases in Hamirpur region of Himachal Pradesh

Author(s): M. V. Sharmab and Hem Chander

Crop diseases leads to huge economic losses every year. It is quite effective to assess and identify the crop diseases for developing effective control strategies. The present study was conducted on some fungal crop diseases in Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh during the years 2018 to 2020. The fungal pathogens were indentified and disease incidence & severity at farmer’s field was statistically assessed. A total of twenty five diseases caused to seventeen host crops by twenty four fungal pathogens were reported. Fungal pathogen Phoma medicaginis and Arthrinium sacchari are being newly reported from Himachal Pradesh. Disease incidence (40.30%) and severity (51.20%) was maximum for Coccinia grandis leaf spot disease.<


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