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Rice Ragged Stunt - Introduction and Pre-disposing factors

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Rice Ragged Stunt Introduction:

1. Rice ragged stunt disease was first found in Indonesia in 1976 and later had a widespread occurrence in countries throughout Asia where rice is grown.

2. The disease is caused by rice ragged stunt virus and transmitted by the Brown plant hopper Nilaparvatha lugens Stal in a persistent manner.

Predisposing factors of Rice Ragged Stunt

Factors favoring the development of Rice Ragged Stunt viral disease

1. Availability of the vector.

2. All growth stages especially the tillering stage of the rice crop.

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