Awais Murtza, Syed A. A. Bokhari, Iqra kanwal, Yasir Ali, Tanvir Ahmad, Amer Habib, Komal Mazhar, Mehboob Hussain, Sarfraz Randhawa


Fusarium wilt caused by F. oxysporum f.sp. capsici is a potential risk to successful production of chilli in Pakistan and causes huge yield loss. In present study, fifteen varieties/ lines were assessed against Fusarium wilt disease under Randomized Complete Block Design (RCBD) in the trial area of Department of Pla­nt Pathology, University of Agriculture Faisalabad for a long time amid 2012-2013 and 2013-2014. Results showed that none of variety showed highly resistant response towards disease. Gola peshawari showed resistant response with 5.1% infection frequency while six varieties i.e. Talhari (10.30), Harmal (13.26), Neelum (14.46), Burewala (20.13), Sanam (15.10) and FSD-1 (18.43) showed moderately resistant response. Four varieties i.e. FSD-2 (28.10), Ghotki (25.167%), KA-2 (23.133%), Tatapuri (V%), expressed moderately susceptible response with rating three and four varieties/lines i.e. Arunalu (40.33), NARC-4 (35.66), Sabazperi (32.13) and Skyline (30.50) expressed vulnerable response with score 4 to Fusarium wilt.


Capsicum annum, Fusarium oxysporum, screening, resistance

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