Mz 6.1 Peronosclerospora sorghi2018-04-10T08:39:22-05:00

National Seed Health System

Mz 6.1  Peronosclerospora sorghi

DATE: 2001
PATHOGEN: Peronosclerospora sorghi (syn: Sclerospora sorghi)
HOST: Maize (Zea mays)
COMMON NAME: sorghum downy mildew
METHOD: Mz 6.1 Grow-out (Adenle and Cardwell, 2000) (formerly Cf 6.1)
METHOD CLASS: Standard (A)
SAMPLE: 400 seeds, in 4 replicates of 100 seeds.


1. Four replicates of 4 pots of 25 maize seeds in each replicate are planted in plastic pots in a greenhouse.

2. Downy mildew-infected seedlings should be detectable 7 days after seedling emergence.


Adenle, V. O. and Cardwell, K. E. 2000, Seed transmission of maize downy mildew (Peronosclerospora sorghi) in Nigeria. Plant pathology. 49:628-634.