International Sugar Journal

Identification of sources of resistance to wilt caused by Fusarium sacchari in Indian sugarcane parental population [Full subscriber]

Abstract Wilt of sugarcane caused by the fungal pathogen Fusarium sacchari is a serious stalk disease affecting production and productivity in the crop in India. In certain occasions, the disease occurs in severe epidemic form in the field and causes devastating effects to cane cultivation. Though screening for wilt in advanced varieties is being done in selected research stations in the country, resistance in the parents used for hybridization is not clearly known. We have taken up a detailed study to assess wilt resistance in parental clones of National Hybridization Garden (NHG), a national facility for sugarcane breeding during two…

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