Mohammed Faisal Peeran, Narendra Chaudhary, M. Alagupalamuthirsolai, Sharon Aravind, and S. J. AnkegowdaICAR-Indian Institute of Spices ResearchRegional Station, AppangalaMadikeri, Coorg District, Karnataka, IndiaEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Host: Elettaria cardamomum (L.) Maton (cardamom)Disease name: Leaf blight, chenthal diseasePathogen: Colletotrichum gloeosporioides (Penz.) Penz. & Sacc.
Leaf blight, or chenthal disease, generally appears with the advent of premonsoon showers followed by clear, sunny days during March–May and progresses rapidly during the rainy season. In most cases, the lesions on the pseudostem become necrotic, and as a result entire leaves dry out, giving the plant a burned appearance.
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