Diseases in Mint: Causal Organisms, Distribution, and Control Measures

  title={Diseases in Mint: Causal Organisms, Distribution, and Control Measures},
  author={Alok Kalra and H. Birkumar Singh and Rakesh Kumar Pandey and Abdul Samad and Nirmal Kumar Patra and Sushil Kumar},
  journal={Journal of Herbs, Spices \& Medicinal Plants},
  pages={71 - 91}
ABSTRACT Mints (Mentha species) are very familiar aromatic herbs, grown in India and several other countries of the world for essential oils that are widely used in the food, pharmaceutical, cosmetic, and perfumery industries. This review describes various diseases in mint under the four sub-topics: fungal, nematode, viral and phytoplasmal, and bacterial. A review of the literature reveals that the most economically serious diseases are caused by the fungi Puccinia menthae (rust), Alternaria… 

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