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Cotton thrips

 Thrips: Thrips tabaci (Thirpidae:Thysaonoptera)

False smut of Rice


False Smut : Ustilaginoidea virens (Cke.) Takahashi

(Deuteromycotina: Moniliales: Dematiacea)

Kannada Name: Kadige Roga

False smut is a fungal disease and is more severe in the years of high rainfall. The farmers consider its incidence as an omen of Good Harvest.

Rice blast


Rice blast: Magnaporthe grisea (Hebert) Barr

Stem rot

Stem rot: Sclerotium oryzae Catt (Deuteromycotina: Mycelia Sterilia)

Kannada Name : Kanda Kole Roga

It is an important disease particularly in water logged areas.

Period of occurrence : Later stages of plant growth

Post harvest management practices

Post harvest management practices

Parboiled rice:

It is produced by process of soaking, pressure steaming and drying prior to milling. This helps the grain to absorb most of the vital nutrients from the husk.

Plant growth promoters in Rice


Pests and their management


Pests and their management

The paddy gall-fly or gall midge is found in most of the paddy growing areas in the southern and eastern parts of India. In Karnataka, the infestation is noticed in seed beds and 30 – 40 days old transplanted crop in Karavali and Malnad areas (High rainfall areas).

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