Screening of finger millet (Eleusine coracana) cultivars for multiple disease resistance

Y.M. Somasekhara, S. Viswanath, T.B. Anilkumar


Fourteen cultivars of finger millet (Eleusine coracana (L.) Gaertn.) were screened for multiple disease resistance to blast, helminthosporiose, foot-rot, smut and virus diseases. A multiple disease index value was assigned, where the susceptible check Puma scored 53.28. 181E had 10.13, followed by IE 1012 (17.03) and MR 3 (17.64).


Finger millet; Blast; Helminthosporiose; Foot-rot; Smut; Virus; Multiple disease resistance

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