Identification and Quantification of Nematodes in Interactions with Bacterial and Fungal Incitants in Stalk Rot Complexes of Millet
Kansas State University
Collaborating Scientists' Institutions: ICRISAT (India); Kasetsart University (Thailand); SADCC/ICRISAT (Zimbabwe); INRAN (Niger); Agricultural Research Corporation (Sudan); Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (Kenya); Pennsylavania State University, Texas A&M University, University of Nebraska - Lincoln (US)
L.E. Claflin; J.E. Leach
1. To ascertain the importance of Pseudomonasavenae and Xanthomtonas campestis pv. pennainelicanun as secdborne pathogens contributing to yield losses in pearl millet; 2. To identify and characterize Fusarium moniliforme isolates from LDCs with respect to mating type and vegetative compatibility group; 3. To determine the relative importance of seedborne vs. soilborne strains of F. moniliforne as causes of stalkrot; 4. To evaluate various sorghum accessions for tolerance to covered kernel smut.