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Bacterial Leaf Blight disease

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1. Causal Organism: Xanthomonas compestris pv. Oryzae.

2. Bacterial blight is a monsoon disease and its incidence and severity is very much influenced by rainfall, number of rainy days, and susceptibility of the cultivar and nitrogen fertilizer application.

3. Severe epidemics recorded in 1979 and 1980 in northwestern India, reducing the grain yields drastically.

File Courtesy: 
RARS, Karjat
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RARS, Karjat
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