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First record of leaf blast on Little Millet (Panicum sumatrense Roth ex Roemer and Schultes) from mid hills of Uttarakhand.


Incidence of leaf blast disease has been recorded for the first time in Little Millet at Plant Pathology Block, College of Forestry, Ranichauri. The isolate was studied by culturing on OMA medium and identified as Pyricularia grisea by cultural, morphological and microscopic characteristics. The pathogenecity test of the isolate was conducted following Koch's postulate on the susceptible cultivar of Little millet TNAU-163 and confirmed as Pyricularia grisea.