Vol. 15 No. 2
Screening of lentil germplasms for Stemphylium blight resistance in West Bengal condition
Author(s): D. MANDAL, P. K. BHATTACHARYYA 1 R. DAS AND S. BHATTACHARYYA
Abstract: Lentil ( Lens culinaris Medik.) is one of the most nutritious and protein rich legume grown in a large scale in India. Stagnation in productivity of this legumehas been observed as it suffers from many diseases, Stemphylium blight being one of them can reduce the crop yield upto 62-100 per cent. An experiment was conducted in District Seed Farm(AB Block) of Bidhan Chandra KrishiViswavidyalaya, Kalyani, West Bengal to search resistant sources of lentil which will help in stress breeding programme in future. Seventy seven accessions obtained from AICRP-MULLaRP(BCKV centre) were screened under natural field condition along with artificial disease inoculation technique during rabi 2015-16 and 2016-17. As a result eleven genotypes namely VL151, RLG195, L4769, LL1397, DL14-2, VL126, RKL14-20, IPL334, L4710, PL210 and Precozwere identified as moderately resistant against the disease.These genotypes may be further utilized in Stemphylium blight resistance breeding programme in lentil.
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