Submitted to: Compendium of Chickpea and Lentil Diseases and Pests
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: October 15, 2010
Publication Date: January 10, 2011
Citation: Chen, W., Paulitz, T.C. 2011. Black Streak Root Rot of Lentil. In: Chen, W., Sharma, H.C.; Muehlbauer, F.J., editors. Compendium of Chickpea and Lentil Diseases and Pests. St Paul, MN: The American Phytopathological Society. p. 12-13. Interpretive Summary: Description of black streak root rot of lentil, its causal agent, and management practices.
Technical Abstract: Black streak root rot of lentil is caused by the soil borne fungus Thielaviopsis basicola. The pathogen is widespread. The disease shows symptoms of black streaking on root, and stunted plants. The disease is favored by cool and moist weather. Management of the disease rely on avoiding fields with high levels of inoculum. Resistance to this disease in lentil is not known.