30-10-2020

भाकृअनुप - भारतीय मक्का अनुसंधान संस्थान

ICAR - Indian Institute of Maize Research

(ISO 9001:2015 certified)

Nurturing Diversity, Resilience, Livelihood & Industrial Inputs

Study on diversity of Setosphaeria turcica isolates of maize in India

Project Title: Study on diversity of Setosphaeria turcica isolates of maize in India
Objectives:

  1. Morphological and molecular characterization of Turcicum leaf blight isolates
  2. Pathogenic variability of the distinct isolates

Project team:
Dr. Sumit Kumar Aggarwal (PI), Scientist (Plant Pathology) ICAR-IIMR, Ludhiana
Dr. Harleen Kaur (CCPI) Senior Pathologist (Maize Pathology) PAU, Ludhiana
Dr. S.I. Harlapur (CCPI) Principal Scientist (Plant Pathology), UAS, Dharwad
Dr. Mohammad Ashraf (CCPI), Asst. Professor (Plant Pathology), SKUAST, Kashmir
Dr. N. Mallikarjuna (CCPI) Maize Pathologist, Mandya
Dr. R. Devlash (CCPI) Sr. Scientist, Bajaura
Dr. Srabani Debnath (CCPI) Asst. Pathologist, Kalyani
Dr. Shweta Singh (CCPI) Scientist (Plant Pathology), ICAR-National Organic Farming Research Institute, Tadong, Gangtok
Dr. Alla Singh, Scientist (Biotechnology), ICAR-IIMR, Ludhiana

Major Achievements:
The survey for collecting isolates of turcicum leaf blight has been started from July 2019 across India. We have collected 30 isolates from prevailing areas of TLB namely Mandya, Bajaura, Rahuri, Almora and Umiam. Morphological study of the collected isolates has been started.