Recently, scientists found that more frequent flooding caused by storm and rainfall along with erratic temperature are responsible for the resurgence of phytophthora blight, a devastating disease that weakens pigeonpea stems irrespective of soil types and cropping patterns.
Dr Hari D Upadhyaya from the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), India, has received the global Legacy Awards, along with six other scientists, for exceptional contribution through his lifetime’s work on preservation of crop diversity.
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