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Agricultural Science Digest, volume 35 issue 3 (september 2015) : 244-246

Outbreak of downy mildew of fenugreek in Solan district of Himachal Pradesh, India

Meenu Gupta, N.P. Dohroo, Narender Bharat
1Department of Vegetable Science, Dr YS Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Nauni, Solan-173 230, HP, India.
Cite article:- Gupta Meenu, Dohroo N.P., Bharat Narender (2024). Outbreak of downy mildew of fenugreek in Solan district of Himachal Pradesh, India. Agricultural Science Digest. 35(3): 244-246. doi: 10.5958/0976-0547.2015.00057.9.
Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum L.) is an annual crop with high medicinal value. Among different diseases, downy mildew (Peronospora trigonellae Gaum.) causes maximum crop loss. Since its first report of occurrence in Himachal Pradesh, it was considered a minor disease. But during the last 2-3 years, it has assumed serious proportion in Solan district of the state. The disease was found in all the fenugreek growing locations surveyed during 2011, 2012 and 2013 with maximum severity (37.33%) at Kandaghat. The morphological characters of the pathogen were also studied.
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