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Brown leaf spot

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1. Causal organism: Helminthosporium oryzae.

2. Local name:

3. Brown spot is a fungal disease that can infect both seedlings and mature plants. This disease is more severe in areas of poor management.

4. Major cause of 'Bengal Famine' in 1942, due to yield loss of 50-90%, resulting in death of 2 m people.

5. Epidemics resulted in 14 to 41% losses in HYV's. Occurs mostly in deficient & poor soils (Poor man's disease).

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RARS, Karjat
Photo Courtesy: 
Dr. D. Krishnaveni (DRR)
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