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Host plant resistance of Rice Blast

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1. Developing rice varieties with highly effective and durable resistance to blast is the most promising choice.

2. Breeding for resistance to blast has, however, often been frustrated by the rapid adaptation of the pathogen population to resistant cultivars.

3.Many varieties have been reported to be resistant to this disease.

4. In endemic areas the varieties like Rasi, IR 64, Prasanna, IR-36, Vikas, Tulasi, Sasyasree, Aditya, Krishna Hamsa, Vikas, Mandya Vijaya and VL Dhan 221 may be cultivated, Co25 from Tamil Nadu is advisable blast resistance  

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Rice Blast Disease and its Management ( Dr. Krishnaveni)
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