Epidemiology of Rice Blast Disease in Korea

  • Chang Kyu Kim


Blast disease caused by Pyricularia grisea is one of the most destructive diseases in the world where rice is grown. In Korea, the occurrence of the disease was first recorded in the early 1900s. To date acreage of rice cultivation is more or less one million hectares, and leaf blast occurs in one hundred and fifty thousand hectares annually, and panicle blast in eleven thousand hectares on average (RDA, 1995).


Rice Blast Spore Trap Rice Blast Fungus Leaf Blast Korean Journal 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chang Kyu Kim
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  1. 1.Plant Pathology Division, National Institute of Agricultural Science & TechnologyRural Development AdministrationSuweonKorea

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