Technique to detect infection by Fusarium udum in pigeonpea before symptom appearance
Keywords:Pigeonpeas, Fusarium udum Butler, Disease detection
AbstractA technique, using an electric current has been developed to detect infected in pigeonpea (Cajanus cajan (L.) Millsp.) by Fusarium udum Butler, prior to the actual appearance of external wilt symptoms. As the prediction validity of this technique is > 94%, this method should be useful in selecting individual plants for crosses in a pigeonpea breeding programme.