Outbreak of Phytophthora Blight of Pigeonpea in the Deccan Plateau of India, 2005 uri icon


  • Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Maharashtra are themajor pigeonpea-growing states in the Deccan Plateau(DP) of India. The area under pigeonpea in AndhraPradesh is estimated to be around 0.42 million ha with aproduction of about 0.19 million tonnes, while in Karnatakait is grown on 0.49 million ha with a production of 0.26million tonnes (Dharamraj et al. 2004). Of these threestates, Maharashtra has the maximum area (1.02 millionha) with a production of about 0.77 million tonnes(http//:agricoop.nic.in/). Diseases such as wilt (Fusariumudum Butler) and sterility mosaic (SM Virus) are theimportant biotic factors limiting its production in the DP

publication date

  • 2006