Identification of lentil varieties/lines resistant to Stemphylium blight considering disease reaction and yield
A piece of study was carried out to identify the resistant varieties to stemphylium blight disease of lentil at Plant Pathology Division, Bangladesh Agriculture Research Institute, Joydebpur, Gazipur during the period of September 2013 to April 2014. The experimental design was RCB in field condition having three replications. Eleven lentil test entries along with 2 check variety BARI masur-1 and BARI masur-7 were evaluated. At maturity 4 lines showed Moderately Resistant (MR) and 7 lines showed Moderately Susceptible (MS) types of reaction. The line BLX-06004-12 gave the highest yield (1456 kg ha-1) followed by BLX-06004-2 (1113.30 kg ha-1 ) and BLX-05001-6 (1106.30 kg ha-1) which were designated as moderately resistant to stemphylium blight disease. The lowest yield (987.30 kg ha-1) was recorded in BLX-05008-21 which was designated as moderately susceptible to stemphylium blight disease.