Finger Millet Bacterial Leaf Spot

Finger Millet Bacterial Leaf Spot: Xanthomonas campestris pv. eleusineae

  • The typical symptom appears on both the surfaces of the leaf as light yellowish to brown spots. They are linear, spreading along the veins.
  • Later on the colour changes to dark brown and as the disease advances the leaf blade gets shredded by splitting along the streaks.
  • Sometimes, the streak also appears on the peduncle of the ear head.
Identification of pathogen:
  • The bacterium is a rod with a single polar flagellum.
  • Use healthy seeds for sowing.



  • TamilNadu Agritech Portal
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