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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 7, Issue:6, June, 2018

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(6): 1073-1078

Survey and Identification of Fusarium Wilt Disease in Chilli (Capsicum annuum L.)
A. Thoyajakshi Bai1*, Ch. Ruth1, K. Gopal1, K. Arunodhayam1, B. Tanuja Priya2 and M. Ramakrishna2
1Department of Plant Pathology, College of Horticulture
2Department of Horticulture, College of Horticulture, Dr. Y. S. R. Horticultural University, Anantharaju peta, Y. S.R Kadapa, Andhra Pradesh-516105, India
*Corresponding author

Chilli (Capsicum annum L.) is an important vegetable cum spice crop grown in Andhra Pradesh. Fusarium wilt emerged as one of the major disease of chilli. Survey was conducted in major chilli growing areas and identified the wilt pathogen. In this investigation, among the 27 locations surveyed in Andhra Pradesh, the highest disease incidence was recorded from E. Thandrapaadu (40 %) of kurnoolmandal of Kurnool district followed by Byluppala (34%) in Gonegandlamanadal and Remata (30.03%) of kurnoolmandal and the lowest disease incidence recorded in Hanumapuram (8%) of yemmiganurmandal. In Kadapa district, the disease incidence varied from 6.00%-24.00%. Narjampalli of Mylavarammandal (12.60%) showed maximum disease incidence while Vemaguntlapalli of Jammalamadugumandal showed minimum disease incidence (1.87%). The disease incidence in other locations were comparatively low. In Guntur district, the disease incidence ranged from 0.00- 8.00%. The highest disease incidence was recorded from Nandigama of Sattenapallimandal (8%) and no disease incidence was recorded from Dharanikota and Piduguralla villages The Fusarium wilt disease was observed to be high during November-December months.

Keywords: Chilli wilt, Survey, Fusarium

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Thoyajakshi Bai, A., Ch. Ruth, K. Gopal, K. Arunodhayam, B. Tanuja Priya and Ramakrishna, M. 2018. Survey and Identification of Fusarium Wilt Disease in Chilli (Capsicum annuum L.).Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(6): 1073-1078. doi:
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