Chickpea Rust

  • Symptoms

  • Trigger

  • Biological Control

  • Chemical Control

  • Preventive Measures

Chickpea Rust

Uromyces ciceris-arietini

Fungus


In a Nutshell

  • Brown, round and powdery pustules.
  • Pustules can be found on both sides of the leaves.

Hosts

Chickpea, Gram

Symptoms

In the beginning, brown, round and powdery pustules can be found on both sides of the leaves. As the disease spreads, these spots can also be seen on stems on pods.

Trigger

Rust on chickpeas is favoured by cool and moist weather conditions. Rain is not essential for a development of the Rust. The disease mainly occurs later in the growing season.

Biological Control

Sorry, we don't know of any alternative treatment against Uromyces ciceris-arietini . Please get in touch with us in case you know of something that might help to fight this disease. Looking forward hearing from you.

Chemical Control

Control with fungicides has shown little success. Chickpea Rust is a minor disease and in most cases does not demand severe control measures.

Preventive Measures

Sow early.