Advances in Zoology and Botany Vol. 6(2), pp. 47 - 54
DOI: 10.13189/azb.2018.060201
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Effect of Different Inoculum Levels of Ascochyta lentis on Growth and Yield Attributes of Lentil Plant


Shahbaz Talib Sahi 1, Muhammad Atiq 1,*, Talfoor-ul-Hassan 1, Muhammad Shafiq 2, Yasir Ali 1, Shafqat Ali 1, Tanvir Ahmad 1, Ahmad Subhani 1, Aiman Zulfiqar 1, Komal Mazhar 3
1 Department of Plant Pathology, University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Pakistan
2 Directorate General of Agriculture (Water Management), Punjab Lahore, Pakistan
3 Department of Forestry and Range Management, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan

ABSTRACT

Effect of different inoculums levels (103, 5x103, 104, 5x104 spores/ml) of A. lentis was studied on growth and yield parameters of four lines of lentil. Results showed that among these lines one (ILL-358) showed microsperma resistant, one (ILL-4605) macrosperma resistant, one (ILL-5580) microsperma susceptible and the remaining one (ILL-6002) macrosperma susceptible response over control. Plant height was the minimum in case of all the four lentil lines are at 5spores/ml. Similarly no. of leaflets, no. of pods/ plant, no. of grains/pod and 100 grain weight were reduced with increased level of spores concentration from 103 spore/ml to 5x104 spore/ml. Size and frequency of lesions/pods showed positive correlation with increasing spore concentrations.

KEYWORDS
Ascochyta Blight, Inoculum Levels, Lentil, Spore Concentrations

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Shahbaz Talib Sahi , Muhammad Atiq , Talfoor-ul-Hassan , Muhammad Shafiq , Yasir Ali , Shafqat Ali , Tanvir Ahmad , Ahmad Subhani , Aiman Zulfiqar , Komal Mazhar (2018). Effect of Different Inoculum Levels of Ascochyta lentis on Growth and Yield Attributes of Lentil Plant. Advances in Zoology and Botany, 6 , 47 - 54. doi: 10.13189/azb.2018.060201.