Tilletia barclayana: biology and management in irrigated rice

The rice kernel smut (Tilletia barclayana), which is considered as a secondary disease, lately has been growing in importance due to its high infestation levels and effects in seed yield. This disease is favored by elevated air temperatures and humidity; high nitrogen fertilizer rates a late sowing. In order to control it, the use or resistant varieties, appropriate sowing dates and balanced fertilization of the soil, are recommended practices.

Oryza sativa; kernel smut of rice; Tilletia barclayana

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