A field day for a crop that’s essential to the flavor of India.
From disease-resistant tomato to high-performance chili, WorldVeg is the source for improved vegetables in India.
WorldVeg South Asia staff Devender Pal Kaur, Ramashray Dubey and Souradeep Acharjee discovered first-hand the complexities of the chili value chain during a study trip from 13-14 November 2017 in Andhra Pradesh, India.
Characteristics of Colletotrichum populations associated with fruit anthracnose on chili pepper in Fiji
C. simmondsii is the predominant pathogen causing chili fruit anthracnose in Fiji. Sequence variation of additional housekeeping genes should be adopted to further understand the phylogenetic relationship of Colletotrichum species associated with chili fruit anthracnose in Fiji and those present in the other parts of the world.
WorldVeg Postdoc in Plant Pathology Marti Pottorff from WorldVeg East and Southeast Asia/Oceania and Project Coordinator Ellen Iramu from the Solomon Islands recently visited Fiji for discussions and training under the auspices of the project “Strengthening Integrated Crop Management (ICM) Research in the Pacific Islands in Support of Sustainable Intensification of High-Value Crop Production.” -- MORE --
This project proposes to combine anthracnose resistance genes from two less widely cultivated chili species (C. chinense and C. baccatum) into the most commonly cultivated chili pepper, C. annuum. The research is expected to benefit chili pepper producers and seed companies in Bangladesh.
Phenotypic and genotypic responses of chili (Capsicum annuum L.) progressive lines with different resistant genes against anthracnose pathogen (Colletotrichum spp.)
Anthracnose disease caused by Colletotrichum spp. is a serious disease of chili (Capsicum annuum), particularly in tropical countries. Host plant resistance breeding is one of the most effective disease management strategies.