Diseases infecting ginger (Zingiber officinale Roscoe): A review

DOI: 10.18805/ag.v0iOF.7305    | Article Id: R-1608 | Page : 15-28
Citation :- Diseases infecting ginger (Zingiber officinale Roscoe): A review .Agricultural Reviews.2017.(38):15-28

Gupta Meenu* and Manisha Kaushal1

meenugupta1@gmail.com
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Department of Vegetable Science, Dr YS Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Nauni, Solan-173230, India.

Submitted Date : 30-03-2016
Accepted Date : 6-01-2017

Abstract

Ginger (Zingiber officinale Roscoe) is an important spice crop in India, which is also one of the leading producer and exporter of ginger in the world. During cultivation, the crop is severely infected by various diseases of them soft rot, yellows, Phyllosticta leaf spot, storage rot, bacterial wilt, mosaic, chlorotic fleck are important. These diseases reduce the potential yields drastically. The geographical distribution, losses, symptoms, causal organism, disease cycle, epidemiology and host resistance, cultural, biological, chemical and integrated management of above mentioned diseses have been discussed in the present paper. 

Keywords

Bacterial wilt Phyllosticta leaf spot Soft rot Storage rot Viral diseases Yellows.

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