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Control measures for Stem Rot

Control of stem rot

The follwoing measures can be adopted for controlling Stem rot in Rice:

  • Summer ploughing
  • Seed treatment
  • Optimum spacing
  • Avoiding stagnation of irrigation water.
  • Timely control of insect pests like stem borer and brown plant hopper
  • Spraying with validamycin @ 2.0ml or hexaconazole @ 2.0ml or propiconazole @ 1.0ml or benomyl 1.0g or carbendazim 1.0g per litre of water.
  • Thorough coverage of the

Stem rot

Stem rot

Local name : Kaandam kullu tegulu

Causal organism: Sclerotium oryzae


The symptoms of Stem rot are:

1. The first symptom appears as small, black irregular lesions on the outer leaf sheath near the waterline.

2. The fungus penetrates the inner leaf sheath resu

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