Bacterial leaf blight/stripeCaused by: Pseudomonas rubrilineans
Problem Category: Bacterial Disease
Symptoms: Water-soaked linear lesions on leaves as they emerge; lesions turn brown and may subsequently turn gray or white; lesions may have a red border; after the leaves are mature, lesions do not tend to extend any further; no new lesions tend to appear after tasseling; if corn variety is susceptible, mature leaves may shred after maturity.
Comments: Bacteria can also cause disease in oats, barley, wheat, some millets and sorghum.
Management: Resistant hybrids should be planted in areas where the disease is prevalent; plowing crop debris into soil and rotating crop may not be effective at controlling the disease due to its extensive host range.
Control: spray 2 times 5%Cowdung+Asafoetida solution in 10 days interval.