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Research Article

Screening of Sugarcane Varieties/Lines against Whip Smut Disease in Relation to Epidemiological Factors

Sarmad Mansoor*, Asmlam Khan M and Nasir Ahmed Khan

Department of Plant Pathology, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan

*Corresponding Author:
Sarmad Mansoor
Department of Plant Pathology
University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan
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Received date: July 11, 2016; Accepted date: July 19, 2016; Published date: July 21, 2016

Citation: Mansoor S, Khan MA, Khan NA (2016) Screening of Sugarcane Varieties/Lines against Whip Smut Disease in Relation to Epidemiological Factors. J Plant Pathol Microbiol 7:366. doi: 10.4172/2157- 7471.1000366

Copyright: © 2016 Mansoor S, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

Abstract

Whip smut caused by (Ustilago scitaminea) is an important fungal disease, which is widely distributed all over the world causing huge losses in sugarcane crop. Sugarcane crop basically required humid and hot climate for its development which is also favorable for the different diseases in sugarcane. Epidemiological factors play an important role for the development and the management of different diseases. They are also used as disease prediction models. Epidemiological factors are very important for the development and spread of pathogen causing smut of sugarcane. Out of fifteen promising varieties/ lines, eight were found resistant (S2006-US-469, S2006- US-272, S2005-US-54, S2008-AUS-130, S2006-US-658, S2008-AUS-190, S2008-AUS-107, S2009-SA-169), six were moderately susceptible(S2008-M-34, S2008-AUS-133, S2003-US-127, S2003-US-704, S2008-Fd-19, S2008- AUS-87) and one (S2003-US-618 had susceptible reaction against the disease. There was positive correlation of relative humidity with disease incidence and negative correlation of maximum and minimum temperature with disease incidence.

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