The Diseases of Ginger

  • Kodoth Prabhakaran Nair


The chapter will elaborately discuss diseases caused by oomycetes and true fungi, such as soft rot caused by Pythium spp. and its symptomatology, genetic diversity PCR-based identification, and management. Further discussion will be on dry rot caused by Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. zingiberi. The leaf spot caused by Phyllosticta zingiberi will be also discussed. The thread blight disease caused by Pellicularia filamentosa and its management will also be discussed. Further discussion will be on leaf spot. Diseases caused by bacterial pathogens (bacterial wilt) will also be discussed. There would also be discussion on diseases caused by viruses like chlorotic fleck disease, big bud, and chirke virus infection. Additionally, a discussion on diseases caused by nematodes and their management will also be discussed in the chapter.


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  • Kodoth Prabhakaran Nair
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  1. 1.International Agricultural ScientistCalicutIndia

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