Paper Title
Cochlıobolus Satıvus: An Important Pathogen of Cereal Crops

Cochliobolus sativus[(anamorphic stage: Bipolaris sorokiniana (synonyms: Helminthosporium sorokinianum, Drechslera sorokiniana and Helminthosporium sativum)]is an important pathogen of cereal crops.Many other grass species are also hosts for this fungus.Yield losses have been reported from many regions especially where barley and wheat are commercially cultivated. The fungus has a worldwide distribution. The pathogen causes root rot, seedling blight, spot blotch, head blight,and black point. Environmental conditions affect the disease development. Most of the time, fungus survives as mycelia and conidia. Pseudothecium of the fungus is not commonly encountered and probably not important in the epidemiology of the disease. Fungus can be in seed, soil or in plant parts. Crop rotation, proper fertilization, reducing other stress factors, fungicide treatments and resistant cultivars may be used for the control of the disease. Keywords - Cochliobolus Sativus, Bipolaris Sorokiniana, Root Rot, Spot Blotch, Cereals