Journal Of Applied Horticulture ISSN: 0972-1045


Dwivedi, S K; Padmanabh Dwivedi

School of Environmental Sciences, B.B. Ambedkar University, Lucknow-226 025, India.

Key words: guavas, reviews, soil solarization, symptoms, plant disease control, plant pathogens, plant pathogenic fungi, plant diseases, chemical control, fungal diseases, biological control, environmental factors, fruit crops, fruits, control, plant pathology

Journal of Applied Horticulture, 1999, volume 1, issue 2, pages 151-154.

Abstract: A review of guava wilt (caused by Fusarium solani, F. longipes, F. moniliforme [Gibberella fujikuroi], F. oxysporum f.sp. psidii, Macrophomina phaseolina and Rhizoctonia sp.) in India is given. A brief account of the economic importance of guava is followed by the occurrence and symptoms of the disease. The modes of infection, causal organisms, and environmental and chemical factors that guide the development of the disease have also been emphasised. The recent findings made to control the disease severity, including those by chemical and biological methods and soil solarization, are also reviewed.

Journal of Applied Horticulture