Plant Pathology Section was established in 1982 for solving the problems of diseases of sugarcane through research, teaching, extension and consultancy. The section is having well equipped pathological laboratory and museum having state-of-the-art infrastructure for Research and development (R & D) and disease diagnostic services. Sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum L.) is one of the major cash crops in Maharashtra State. Diseases on sugarcane are among the important factors affecting the productivity of cane. In Maharashtra, 30 diseases including major and minor diseases caused by fungi, bacteria, viruses, and phytoplasma were recorded on commercially cultivated sugarcane varieties viz. Co 86032, CoC 671, VSI 08005, Co 94012, Co 8014, Co 740, Co 7219, Co 7527, Co 419 and Co 8021.
1. 30+ Diseases