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Leaf Scald disease

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1. Causal Organism: Monographella albescens.

2. Period of occurrence: The disease is important during the tillering and stem elongation stages of the crop.

3. Extent of yield loss: In India 20-30% yield losses were reported due to this disease.

4. Alternate hosts: The hosts of the fungus include Echinochloa crus-galli (L.) P. Beauv. (cockspur) and Oryza sativa L. (rice).

5. Mode of transmission/ dissemination.

6. Sources of inoculum: seeds and crop stubbles.0

File Courtesy: 
RARS, Karjat
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RARS, Karjat
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