Pearl millet improvement program, pathology : Report of work on Ergot and Smut Identification, Development, and Utilization of resistance uri icon


  • This report summarises the results of the projects on identification, Development and Utilization of resistance for Ergot and Smut for the period June 1980 to May 1981. The major emphasis was on identification of new sources of resistance by screening germplasm lines and breeding materials, developing the levels of resistance and widening the genetic base of resistance by intermating the identified resistant lines and selecting plants in the segregating generations in the respective disease nurseries, testing the stabiligy of resistace through multilocational testing and finally assisting brooders in utilizing theose resistance sources in developing disease resistant cultivars. Accordingly the results are presented under three main headings, identification, development, and utilization of resistance for each disease

publication date

  • 1981