Studies on the Incidence of Fusarium Wilt Disease of Lady-Finger in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh

Km Pooja, Shyam Singh, Hitendera Kumar Singh, S.N Sharma


Lady-finger is one of the most cultivated and popular vegetable crops. It is affected by several fungal, bacterial, and viral diseases. Among these Fusarium wilt caused by Fusarium oxysporum causes 10-45% yield loss. This survey is conducted to investigate the incidence of Fusarium wilt in Meerut District. Nine villages of three Tehsils of district Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India, were surveyed for the occurrence of wilt of okra (lady-finger). The wilt disease incidence ranged from 13.3%to 17.3%. Maximum wilt incidence is found in Tehsil Sardhana in Kaili village 22%, and minimum wilt incidence is found in Tehsil Meerut in Dimoli village 11%. The result of the present study revealed that wide range of wilt disease infection occurred in the major lady-finger growing areas in Meerut district.


Ladyfinger; Fungal diseases; wilt disease; Fusarium

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