sorghum downy mildew

sorghum downy mildew

[‚sȯr·gəm ‚dau̇·nē ′mil‚dü]
(agriculture)
A serious fungus disease that systematically invades sorghum plants, causing stripped leaves and barren stalks.
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SORGHUM DOWNY MILDEW is a serious disease of sorghum and maize and causes heavy losses in grain yield in many parts of the semi arid tropics where sorghum is a staple for human and animal consumption.
The present study identifies many new sources of resistance to sorghum downy mildew from cross compatible species of Sorghum, which could be used to develop resistant cultivars.
Shaw, the causal agent of sorghum downy mildew, resistance to races 1,3, and 4 of Sporisorium reilianum (Kuhn) Langdon & Fullerton which causes head smut, and to maize dwarf mosaic virus.
Shaw, the causal agent of sorghum downy mildew, and to all known Texas races of Sporisorium reilianum (Kuhn) Langdon & Fullerton, the causal organism for head smut.