Posted: May 22nd, 2023
The identification and management of chickpea diseases is critical in improving yield volume and legume nutritional content. The presence and severity of the diseases that have so far been identified depend on the weather, crop rotation and the planting season. These factors are beyond the control of chickpea farmers but can be managed if their implications on plant health are identified. In this section, the pathology of chickpea will be described to highlight some of the common diseases and the management approaches that have been developed this far. Chickpea is affected by bacterial, viral, fungal and parasitic infectious agents that reduce the volume of crop yield.
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