Chilli (Capsicum annuum) has been an important commodity used as a vegetable and spice crop worldwide, that is produced and consumed as fresh or processed. Today, Capsicum is found throughout the world, and plays a significant socio-economic role. Major producers of chilli include Asia, Latin America, Africa, Europe, and North America . Chilli grows all over India. In 2003, it was grown on an area of 945.5 thousand hectares, with an annual production of 4.5 million tonnes in fresh weight. India is one of the largest producers of chilli in the world, accounting for over forty six percent of its total area and production. India exported 349 thousand tonnes of fresh weight equivalent chilli, worth US$ 62 million. Chilli is a major source of income for poor farmers in India, but it suffers from many diseases, making it difficult to grow in hot humid conditions. Chilli growers have, for many years, experienced considerable economic loss due to Fusarium oxysporum.
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Citation: Joshi M, Srivastava R, Sharma AK, Prakash A (2012) Screening of Resistant Varieties and Antagonistic Fusarium oxysporum for Biocontrol of Fusarium Wilt of Chilli. J Plant Pathol Microb 3:134.
Last date updated on July, 2014