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  Year: 2010 | Volume: 9 | Issue: 2 | Page No.: 176-195
DOI: 10.3923/biotech.2010.176.195
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Current Status of Fusarium Wilt Disease of Guava (Psidium guajava L.) in India

V.K. Gupta, A.K. Misra, R.K. Gaur, P.K. Jain, D. Gaur and Saroj Sharma

Guava (Psidium guajava L.) is an important fruit crop of subtropical countries. It is grown almost in all the states of India. It is a hardy crop and is cultivated successfully even in neglected soils and is attacked by a large number of pathogens, mainly fungi. Wilt is the most destructive disease for guava plant in India and losses due to this disease are substantial. Psidium guajava wilt is known to occur from India, Latin America, Malaysia, Pakistan, South Africa, South Asia and Taiwan. Wilt of guava from India was first reported in 1935 from Allahabad. The disease is soil-borne and is difficult to control. Wilt is predominantly caused by the species of Fusarium, of which F. oxysporum is generally the main cause. The other species of Fusarium i.e., Fusarium solani are also dominates in isolation. Since, the disease results in the complete mortality of the affected plants, the loss is total. Although, severe loss is there in the annual crops also, huge monitory losses occur especially in perennial fruit trees as it is a loss of labour of several years. Guava is a crop where this disease is very serious and it can be said that this is the only disease of guava which is threatening guava cultivation in India. It causes monitory as well as nutritional loss. The present communication, deals guava wilt to depict its present status.
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How to cite this article:

V.K. Gupta, A.K. Misra, R.K. Gaur, P.K. Jain, D. Gaur and Saroj Sharma, 2010. Current Status of Fusarium Wilt Disease of Guava (Psidium guajava L.) in India. Biotechnology, 9: 176-195.

DOI: 10.3923/biotech.2010.176.195


09 April, 2010
pradeep kumar:
Thanks to writ a review on guava wilt.A very informative and covering all the aspects of fusarium wilt in guava.

09 April, 2010
Dr. Dinesh Raj Modi:
Very Informative paper towards current Status of Fusarium wilt disease of guava in India and world
05 May, 2010
Professor U.K.Chauhan :
A very good research paper consisting of recent advancement in field of Fusarium wilt of Guava
28 April, 2011
Dr.V.I.Benagi Professor and Head:
It is much useful information to yhe researchers,Students and farmers of guava area.Thanks to the authors and also publishers.
10 March, 2013
Dr. Krishna P Singh, Professor, GBPUAT:
Wilt of guava is one of the most devastating problems faced by the orchardists in India. It is very much informative paper for growers, researchers and extension workers.




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