Caused by: Fusarium moniliforme
Problem Category: Fungal Disease
Symptoms: Seedlings are elongated, slender and pale; seedlings are stunted and chlorotic; death of seedlings; abnormal elongation of older plants which often makes them visible as they grow taller than uninfected plants in the field; sterile plants which do not produce panicles or produce empty panicles
Comments: Disease transmitted through infected seed; disease emergence favored by high temperatures
Management: Treating seeds with appropriate fungicides prior to planting can be very effective at controlling the disease; less susceptible rice varieties should be grown in areas where fungicide-treated seed is not available
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