Finger millet is known as the hardiest crop but it is also affected by several pest and diseases among them major diseases such as blast, smut, foot rot, mottling and streak virus. Among the disease of the Finger millet blast is the most serious disease which causes severe loss in yield of the crop because it affects different areas part of the plant and reduces growth, the number of panicle and grain formation in the panicle which result in very fewer yields per unit area. Hence, pest and disease management also very much important to produce more yield from the finger millet based cropping systems. Among the methods of pest and disease management integrated method by combined use of all management practices is very much effective for sustainable crop production from finger millet based cropping system.
Major Finger millet diseases are given in below link:-
- TamilNadu Agritech Portal
- Dharam Singh Meena,Department of Agronomy, IARI, UAS, Bengaluru, India