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Sheath rot


Sheath rot: Sarocladium oryzae (Sawada) W. Gams and D. Hawksworth

Kannada Name: Yelekavachada Kole Roga

Sheath rot is a important fungal disease where semi-dwarf and high yielding cultivars are used.

Rice tungro



Rice Tungro

Kannada Name: Tungro Roga

Brown leaf spot


Brown Spot: Helminthosporium oryzae (Breda de Haan) (Deuteromycotina: Moniliales : Dematiaceae )

Kannada Name: Kandu Chukke Roga

Bacterial leaf blight of rice

Bacterial leaf blight: Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae (Ishiyama)   Swing et. al.

(Pseudomonadales: Pseudomonadaceae)

Kannada Name: Dundanu Macchhe Roga

Period of occurrence: Tillering to heading stage

Extent of yield loss: 6-60% in extreme cases

Sheath blight


Pigeonpea demand and supply

Pigeon demand and supply

seasonal outlook on TUR

Insect Pests of Pigeonpea


Nursery raising (Dry nursery method) in Paddy

Dry Nursery:

This method is practiced in the rainfed condition and in some areas where water is not sufficient to warrant use of wet bed. The practices in dry nursery preparation are:


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