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2022, Vol. 2, Issue 1, Part A

Downy mildew of cucurbits caused by Pseudoperonospora cubensis: Disease profile and management

Author(s): Abdelhak Rhouma, Kabita Kumari Shah, Divya Pant and Mohammad Imad Khrieba

Abstract: In recent years, the emergence of cucurbit downy mildew had a significant impact on the production of cucurbits and disease control systems at multiple scales. Downy mildews wreak havoc on vital crops around the world, causing massive production losses. In order to achieve successful disease control, accurate identification and monitoring of these plant pathogens, as well as working on management strategies, is critical. Plant pathogens that cause epidemics are mostly responsible for successful disease management, thus it's critical to grasp their taxonomy, symptoms and indicators, and infection process before implementing any control strategies. Knowing the presence or absence of the pathogen, the volume of inoculum and their infection process, crop loss, the appropriate time to start chemical applications, and how to apply efficient remedies would all help to reduce cucurbit downy mildew losses. This review summarizes the current knowledge of taxonomy and morphology, disease development- sign and symptoms, infection process- pathogenicity, and control of P. cubensis with integrated disease management. In addition, the aim of this review paper is to develop both short- and long-term control measures of cucurbit downy mildew following chemical, cultural and biological control and host plant resistance are discussed.

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How to cite this article:
Abdelhak Rhouma, Kabita Kumari Shah, Divya Pant, Mohammad Imad Khrieba. Downy mildew of cucurbits caused by Pseudoperonospora cubensis: Disease profile and management. Int J Plant Pathol Microbiol 2022;2(1):08-15.
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