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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 7, Issue:9, September, 2018

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(9): 3503-3509

Correlation between Weather Parameters and Sunflower Powdery Mildew Caused by Erysiphe cichoracearum DC
A. Bheemaraya, M.M. Jamadar and Shalini Huilgol
Department of Plant Pathology, College of Agriculture, Bijapur, University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad – 580 005, Karnataka, India
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Sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) is native of southern USA and Mexico. Among the different diseases on sunflower; the powdery mildew caused by Erysiphe cichoracearum DC has been serious diseases in northern Karnataka causes sever losses in present climate change situation. Hence the experiment is carried out in 2013-14 at College of Agriculture, Bijapur, to know the effect of weather parameters in seven dates of sowing on sunflower powdery mildew. Sunflower crop sown in I fortnight of October recorded maximum disease severity (39.64 %) followed by II fortnight of September (74.07%) and the least (8.80%) recorded in II fortnight of July sown crop. Maximum and minimum temperature, maximum and minimum vapour pressure and both morning and evening relative humidity had significant negative correlations with disease in irrespective of different crop growth periods (40, 60, 80 and 100 days after sowing). Marked significant positive correlation of cloud cover was noticed with disease intensity at 40, 60 and 80 days crop growth stages. However, rainfall was negative but non-significant in its relationship with powdery mildew infection.

Keywords: Dates of sowing, Disease severity, Powdery mildew (Erysiphe cichoracearum), Weather parameters

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Bheemaraya, A., M.M. Jamadar and Shalini Huilgol. 2018. Correlation between Weather Parameters and Sunflower Powdery Mildew Caused by Erysiphe cichoracearum DC.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(9): 3503-3509. doi:
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