06 January 2023, New Delhi: Grains show symptoms of fungal infection and develop fungal blooms of various colors (black, white, or pink) depending on infecting fungus. The infected grains are light-weight, soft, powdery, low in nutritional quality, poor in germination, and low in market acceptability for human consumption.
Control measures for Grain mold in Sorghum
Use of mold tolerant varieties and harvesting of the crop at physiological maturity followed by drying of the grain. Spray of Propiconazole @ 0.2% starting from flowering and another spray after 10 days is recommended.
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