Identification of pearl millet lines with multiple resistance to ergot, smut and Oriental armyworm uri icon


  • Pearl Millet lines resistant(,10% means seniority) to ergot ( Clavicieps fusiformis Lov.) and/or smut (Tolyposporium penicilariae Bref) and showing moderate resistance (damage rating 6 on a 1 to 9 scale) to oriental armyworm(Mythimna separata Wlk.) under natural field condition during the 1984 rainy season were evaluated by artificial infestation/inoculation in greenhouse and field experiments at ICRISAT centre. Pearl Millet line ICMPES 28. ICMPES 29, and ICMPES 38 showed combined resistance to ergot, smut and the armyworm., and ICMPS 600-3-2-1 showed resistance to both smut and the armyworm. The possible utilisation of these lines in pearl millet improved is discussed

publication date

  • 1990