Assessment of partial resistance in cowpea cultivars to leaf spot (Septoria vignicola Rao)

T.B. Anilkumar, M. Chandrashekar, M. Saifulla


Twenty-one cowpea cultivars were evaluated in three different field trials during 1985 and 1986 for their resistance to Septoria vignicola Rao. Disease progress was monitored by recording lesions cm-2 and per cent leaf area affected. The area under disease progress curve (AUDPC) values were calculated from the disease progress curves. Cultivars C 152, HG 171, RC 48, and V16 were consistently resistant as indicated by their lower lesion density and AUDPC values.


Septoria vignicola; Partial resistance; Cowpea

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