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06
Aug

Sheath blight

Causal organism: Thanatephorus cucumeris

Symptoms

1. initial infection occur on the stem near the water lime and appear as water soaked oval lesion which often dries and turns tan.

2. All the plant parts are susceptible to infection except roots. Sheath tends to develop in circular areas in the field and cause what are called bird nests.

3. I

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