Biocontrol Strategies for the Management of Rice Sheath Blight Disease

  • U. I. Baby


Sheath blight (ShB) disease of rice incited by Rhizoctonia solani Kuhn was first reported from Japan in 1910 by Miyaki and subsequently from Philippines (Reinking, 1918), Srilanka (Park and Bertus, 1932) and China (Wei, 1934). The occurrence of the disease in India was first reported from Gurudaspur, Punjab (Paracer and Chahal, 1963). Since then it has become one of the most common and destructive diseases in many rice growing tracts of India (Sridhar et al., 1989). The disease has gained importance in the tropics as it causes yield loss up to 50% (Tsai, 1976). Comprehensive treatises on the disease are available (Manibhushanrao et al.,1979; Gangopadhyay and Chakrabarti, 1982; Ou, 1985; Dath, 1990; Dasgupta, 1992; Manibhushanrao, 1995).


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  1. 1.Division of Plant PathologyUPASI Tea Research InstituteTamil NaduIndia

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