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Symptoms and Chemical Control of Dwarf Disease

Symptoms of dwarf disease

1. Stunting of the plant and presence of chlorotic or whitish specks on the leaves.

2. The specks may also see on the leaf sheath. Sometimes diffused yellowing is also observed on the distal parts and along the margins of the infected older leaves.

3. Infected older leaves produce diminutive tillers.

4. Number of tillers get reduced when the infection occur in the initial stages.

5. Root growth is also reduced and roots


Dwarf disease: Introduction and Pre-disposing factors

Dwarf disease Introduction:

1. In 1983 the dwarf disease was first reported from Japan.

2. The leaf hopper will transmit the disease.

3. The transmition of the virus was reported through the eggs of the vectors.

4. This disease is known to occur in most parts of Japan, Korea and China.

Predisposing factors of Dwarf Disease

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