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The occurrence of Alternaria triticina associated with infected Triticum aestivum L. from fields of the Madhepura, Bihar

Jay Narayan Yadav* & Abul Fazal
Department of Botany, B.N.M.University, Madhepura, Bihar, India
Received : 12th December, 2019 ; Revised : 11th February, 2020

Abstract: Wheat (Triticum aestivum) is an important food crop of Asia and is grown on more land area than any other food crop. Yields can be negatively influenced by various factors, including disease, particularly those caused by fungi which create problems in both production and storage. Foliar diseases of wheat such as Alternaria leaf blight may cause significant yield losses, with reductions in plant health and seed quality. The disease is caused by a fungal pathogen and causes necrotic leaf lesions and in severe cases shriveled. The work reported here determined the incidence of Alternaria species infecting wheat seeds grown in the Madhepura, Bihar. This work confirms the identity of a major source of wheat leaf blight in Bihar which will aid in formulating effective disease management strategies.

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