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Bacterial Leaf Streak (BLS) of rice

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1. Causal Organism : Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzicola.

  2. Bacterial Leaf Streak The disease is usually observed during the tillering stage of the rice crop.

3. The rice plant can easily recover at the later growth stages and grain yield losses are minimal.

4. Losses as high as 32.3% in 1000-grain weight due to BLS were reported.

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RARS, Karjat
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RARS, Karjat
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