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Helminthosporium Leaf Blight (Spot Blotch)

Helminthosporium Leaf Blight (Spot Blotch)

Causal Organism: Bipolaris sorokiniana

Chief symptoms: Lesions are elongated to oval in shape and are generally dark brown in colour. At maturity, the centre of spot often turns light brown to tan coloured surrounded by an irregular dark brown ring.

Control measures

  • Use of certified seeds
  • Seeds Should be treated before sowing with Vitavax 75 WP or Bavistin 50 WP@ 2.5gm /kg seed .
  • Apply Tilt@1lt per ha.

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