PLANT PATHOLOGY

As early as 1915 work on disease management was initiated  by the Mysore Government.  In fact, during 1925, the Mysore Coffee Experimental Station was established with the opening of Plant Protection Division.  A separate Mycology Division was opened during 1946 which was subsequently up-graded to the present Plant Pathology Division during 1969.  The faculty is concentrating on management of diseases through cultural, chemical and biological methods. The biology, life cycle etc. of coffee pathogens is also being studied.  Periodic survey in plantations is also being undertaken for rendering advisory on possible disease outbreaks with a consequential upgrading of disease control recommendations. imparting training to growers, plantation managers and extension personnel is also being carried out.

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