Varietal Reaction of Jowar to Grain Smut

@article{MEHTA1953VarietalRO,
  title={Varietal Reaction of Jowar to Grain Smut},
  author={P. R. MEHTA and B N Singh and Suresh C. Mathur and Sunita B. Singh},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1953},
  volume={172},
  pages={591-591}
}
JOWAR (Sorghum vulgare, L.), an important grain crop, occupies about 23 lakh acres in Uttar Pradesh, and the State stands third in its production in India. The crop is invariably attacked by a severe smut disease caused by Sphacelotheca sorghi (Link) Clinton. It causes usually 2–5 per cent infection in the crop; but as high as 65 per cent infection has been recorded in some fields. On the basis of 2 per cent loss, the grain smut is responsible for a loss of more than five thousand tons of grain… CONTINUE READING