First report of Curvularia leaf spot, caused by Curvularia affinis on Dalbergia sissoo

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A new foliar disease was observed on sissoo in Jaipur and Udaipur districts of Rajasthan, India. The disease occurred in approximately 30% of the trees surveyed. Leaf spots were mostly irregular and these start from leaf margin to inwards. The fungus was identified as Curvularia affinis Boedijn and Koch’s postulates fulfilled. On the basis of the literature, this is the first report of C. affinis causing leaf spot of Dalbergia sissoo from India as well as worldwide.

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Affiliations: 1: Potato Research Station, S.D. Agriculture University, Deesa, Gujarat, India 2: Department of Plant Pathology, S.K.N. College of Agriculture, Jobner 303 329, India

Publication date: June 1, 2012

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