SHEATH BLIGHT OF RICE

The section scrapped from Rice leaves  shows Sclerotia of Rhizoctonia solani as seen under Foldscope from ICAR-NOFRI , Sikkim. Symptoms: The fungus affects the crop from tillering to heading stage. Initial symptoms are noticed on leaf sheaths near water level. On the leaf sheath oval or elliptical or irregular greenish grey spots are formed. As the spots enlarge, the…