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Eradication of Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. ciceri Transmitted in Chickpea Seed. M. P. Haware, Plant Pathologist S-1, International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), 1-11-256, Begumpet, Hyderabad 500 016, A.P., India; Y. L. Nene(2), and R. Rajeshwari(3). (2)(3)Plant Pathologist (Pulses), and Technical Assistant, respectively, International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), 1-11-256, Begumpet, Hyderabad 500 016, A.P., India. Phytopathology 68:1364-1367. Accepted for publication 3 April 1978. Copyright 1978 The American Phytopathological Society, 3340 Pilot Knob Road, St. Paul, MN 55121. All rights reserved.. DOI: 10.1094/Phyto-68-1364.

The pathogen of chickpea wilt, Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. ciceri, was transmitted internally through seeds of chickpea collected from diseased plants. The fungus was found in the hilum region. Seed treatment with Benlate T (benomyl and thiram) completely eradicated the pathogen.

Additional keywords: Cicer arietinum.