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12
Jul

Control of Sheath Rot

Control of Sheath Rot:

1. Removal of infected stubbles after harvest and adopting optimum plant spacing can reduce the disease.

2. Application of potash at tillering stage is also recommended.

3. Foliar spray of calcium sulphate and zinc sulphate was found to control sheath rot.

4. Apply Carbendazim 50WP@ 1g/l. Other products like Thiophanate-Methyl, Ediphenphos, Hexaconazole, Propiconazole and Mancozeb, also useful in reducing sheath rot.

12
Jul

Sheath Rot

Sheath Rot

Symptoms of Sheath Rot

1. Symptoms usually develop as lesions on sheaths of lower leaves near the water line when plants are in the late tillering or early internode elongation stage of growth (approximately 10 – 15 days after flooding).

2. These lesions usually develop just below the leaf collar as oval-to-elliptical

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