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Sheath Blight disease ( Parnkarpa)

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1. Causal organism of Sheath blight: Rhizoctonia solani Kuhn.

2. Marathi name: Parnkarpa

3. Sheath blight is a fungal disease, more common in rainy season than in dry season in the topics.

4. This disease is problematic in areas where irrigation facilities are abundant.

5. Due to blighting of the leaf sheaths, it is commonly called as sheath blight.

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