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Management Practices for Control of Sheath Rot Disease

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1. Removal of infected stubbles after harvest and optimum plant spacing are among the cultural practices that can reduce the disease.

2. Application of potash at tillering stage is also recommended. Foliar spray of calcium sulfate and zinc sulfate was found to control sheath rot.

3. At booting stage, seed treatment and foliar spraying with carbendazim or mancozeb was found to reduce sheath rot.

4. Foliar spraying with benomyl and copper oxychloride were also found to be effective.

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