The Importance of Sorghum Smuts and their Control in The Alemaya Area

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1973
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Asbagari, D.
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The results reported in this paper show loose kernel smut incited by Sphacelotheca cruenta and covered kernel smut incited by S. sorghum to be important diseases causing reductions in sorghum yields. Head smut incited by S. reiliana, although present, does not cause much reduction when compared to loose and covered kernel smuts. Tolyposporium ehrenbergii has been very rare in the Alemaya area in the past two years. The smuts, in addition to causing yield reduction, affect the quality when the black masses 'Of chlamydospores contaminate the grain at the time 'Of harvesting and threshing.
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East African Agricultural And Forestry Journal, XXXIX (SPECIAL NO6), p. 28-28
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