BARI (Bangladesh); Virginia Tech, Ohio State (US)
M. A. Rashid, M. A. T. Masud, Shahabuddin Ahmad, Harunar Rashid, M. Hossain, Salim Uddin (BARI), Bahauddin Ahmed, Nazneen A. Sultana (IPMCRSP/Virginia Tech), Sally Miller (Ohio State)
The cultivated varieties of okra, which is a major and popular summer vegetable in Bangladesh, are highly susceptible to YVMV. Farmers use a variety of pesticides to control the disease without success. Many land races are available in the country. Screening of okra varieties
will lead to identification of YVMV-resistant sources having desirable agronomic qualities, and these will help to select and develop pest-resistant okra varieties. This project screened available okra germplasm for identifying YVMV resistance
To screen the available okra germplasm for identifying YVMV resistance
It was encouraging that YVMV resistance is available in local okra germplasm in Bangladesh. The selected germplasm also had good agronomic qualities in respect of fruit bearing and yield. Further tests of these materials may lead to identification of virus-resistant materials that can be used as varieties by the farmers. Moreover, these resistant sources may be used as donors for developing virus-resistant improved varieties.