International Journal of Agriculture Extension and Social Development
2019, Vol. 2, Issue 2, Part A
Important Barley diseases and their management strategies: A Review
Sunil Kumar Srivastava and AK Singh
Barley is one of the most important cereal crop cultivated in Rabi season, mainly in the state of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Punjab and some other states of India. Its rich in vitamins, minerals and other beneficial plant compounds. Currently, it covers an area about 0.67 million hectares as irrigated crop.70% produce is used for cattle and poultry feed, 25% in industries for manufacturing malt and malt extracts and rest 5% for human consumption. Barley grain demand is increasing continuously because of its various uses as high nutritive value. A number of biotic and abiotic factors pose a challenge to increase production of barley. Barley diseases prominently rusts, smuts, black point, spot blotch, net blotch, stripe disease, powdery mildew, barley yellow dwarf, molya disease are the major biotic constraints in enhancing the barley grain production. This review seeks to provide an overview of different barley diseases and their management.