Management of Rust disease in Wheat

    • Leaf rust is caused by the fungus.
    • The first signs of the disease (sporulation) occur 10-14 days after infection
    • Leaf rust produces reddish-orange coloured spores which occur in small, 1.5 mm, circular to oval-shaped pustules.
    • These are found on the top surface of the leaves, distinguishing leaf rust from stem rust which is found on both surfaces of the leaf.
    • The spores require 15 to 20ºC temperature and free moisture (dew/rain/irrigation) on the leaves to successfully infect wheat.



  • Crop rotation is very important.
  • Growing resistant varieties is an economical and environmentally friendly way of disease reduction.
  • During the growing season, active crop monitoring is very important for an early detection of diseases.
  • Avoid repeated use of fungicides with the same active ingredient.
  • Spray Kasugamycin 5% + Copper Oxychloride 45% WP 320 gm/acre or Propiconazole 25% EC 240 ml/acre.

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Management of Early Blight in Potato

Management of early blight in Potato:-

  • Diseased plant parts should be destroyed properly, Avoid irrigation in cool cloudy weather and time irrigation to allow plants time to dry before nightfall.
  • Maintain good soil fertility and crop vigor, Harvest when skin is mature to avoid bruising and in turn infection of tubers.
  • Spray 2 gm Mancozeb 75 WP + 10 gm urea per litre of water at 15 days interval when symptoms start or Carbendazim 12%+ Mancozeb 63% WP @ 50 Gm/15 litre water or Copper oxychloride 50% WP@ 50 Gm/ 15 litre water.

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Management of Downy Mildew in Onions

Management of Downy Mildew in Onions:-


  • Violet colour fungus on the surface of leaves or flower stalk, which later becomes pale greenish yellow colour.
  • Finally, the leaves or seed stalks collapses.
  • The disease is worst in damp condition, late planting and application of higher doses of fertilizer and numerous irrigation.


  • Onion bulb used for seed crop should be exposed to sunlight for 12 days to destroy the fungus.
  • Spray with Mancozeb + Metalxyl or Carbendazim + Mancozeb @ 400 Gm/Acre at fort night interval.

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Management of Fusarium basal rot/basal rot

  • Tricoderma @ 6 Kg/acre 
  • Carbendezim + mancozeb ( Saaf/Turf ) @ 1kg/acre or 
  • Kitazine @ 1 ltr/acre. or 
  • Conika (Kasugamycin 5% + Copper Oxychloride 45% ) WP @ 300 gm/acre. or
  • Trigger Pro (Hexaconazole 5% SC) @ 400 ML/acre + Streptocycline (Streptomycin Sulphate IP90%W/W+Tetracycline Hydrochloride IP 10%W/W) @ 12 gm/acre


Fusarium rot/basal rot in garlic

  • Initially yellowing of leaves and stunted growth of the plant is observed, which later on dry from tip to downwards.
  • In the early stage of infection, the roots of the plants become pink in colour and rotting take place later. In the advanced stage, the bulb starts decaying from lower ends and ultimately the whole plant dies.
  • Survival and spread:- Pathogen survives in soil and garlic bulb as a primary source of inoculum in the form of Chlamydospore, resting spore) for many years.
  • Favourable conditions:- Moist soil and 27 °C temperature favours the development of disease.



Control of Fusarium Wilt in Gram

Control of Fusarium Wilt in Gram:- Wilt in chickpea (Gram) caused by Fusarium oxysporum fungi. Warm and humid environment is favourable for it. the prevention of the disease, the following precautions have to be taken.

  • Conserved soil moisture during Monsoon.
  • Level up after deep ploughing (6-7 inch).
  • Use disease-free seed.
  • Follow 6-year crop rotations.
  • Grow resistant varieties.
  • Seed treatment with Carboxin 37.%+ Thiram 37.5% @ 2 gm /kg or Trichoderma viride @ 5 gm/kg.
  • Avoid sowing when temperature are high. Sown in second and third week of October.
  • Irrigation in November-December.
  • Apply Mycorrhiza @ 4 kg/acre at 15 days after sowing.
  • Spraying Thiaphanate methyl 75% WP @ 300 gm/acre at before flowering.
  • Spraying Propiconazole 25% EC @ 125 ml/acre at pod formation stage.

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Control of late blight of tomato

  • Destroy all tomato debris after harvest.
  • avoid water logging condition on the farm.
  • Spare any one fungicide for disease control. 
  • Metalaxyl 8%+Mancozeb 64% @ 500 gm/acre.
  • Kasugamycin 5% + Copper Oxychloride 45% WP @ 300 gm/acre.
  • Pyraclostrobin 5% + Metiram 55% @ 600 gm /acre.
  • Dimethomorph 50% WP @ 400 gm/acre.

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Late blight of tomato

  • first appears of  Late blight on the lower, older leaves as water-soaked, grey-green spots. 
  • As the disease matures, these spots darken and a white fungal growth forms on the undersides. Eventually, the entire plant will become infected. 
  • Crops can be severely damaged.
  • The disease spreads quickly in fields and can result in total crop failure if untreated

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Control of anthracnose in cowpea

  • Leaves, stems and pods of cowpea are susceptible to infection.
  • Small reddish-brown, slightly sunken spots form on the pods and rapidly develop into large, dark-sunken lesion.
  • In moist weather, masses of pink spores develop on these lessons.
  • Infection of the leaves causes blacking along the veins particularly on the under surface.
  • Use disease free certified seed.
  • Do not grow cowpea for at least two years in the same land that has carried on infected crop.
  • Remove and destroy the disease infected cowpea plants to check the spread of disease.
  • Treat the seeds with carboxin 37.5 +thiram 37.5% @ 2.5 gm / kg seed.
  • Weekly spray with mancozeb 75% WP@ 400-600/acre.

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Control of wilt in okra

  • Initially, the plants show temporary wilting symptoms which become permanent and progressive.
  • The leaves of the affected plants show yellowing, loose turgidity and show drooping symptoms.
  • Eventually, the plants die.
  • Cutting the base of the stem revel a dark woody portion.
  • Continuous cultivation of okra on the same piece of land should be avoided.
  • Crop rotation should be applied in case of fields are severely infected.
  • Spray of thiophanate methyl 70% WP @ 200-300 gm /acre.
  • And spray of hexaconazole 5% EC @ 250-400 ml/acre is also effective.

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