Practical Achievements in Disease Resistant Breeding
Disease resistant varieties have been developed in many crops all over the world. In India, disease resistant varieties have been evolved in Wheat, Barley, Maize, rice, sorghum, sugarcane, cotton, pulses, oilseeds and many other crops. Almost all the currently released varieties of arboretum cotton are resistant to Fusarium wilt. Many varieties of wheat are resistant to rusts. In sugarcane, several varieties are resistant to red rot and wilt. In okra, a yellow mosaic virus resistant variety Parbhani Kranti has been released. In uplant cotton, variety MCU 5 VT is tolerant to Verticillium wilt.