Basal glume rotCaused by: Pseudomonas syringae
Problem Category: Fungal Disease
Symptoms: Dull brown to black discoloration of glumes which is more pronounced on the inner side; seeds may be shriveled; if infection is severe, entire glume may be discolored; small water-soaked lesions may form on leaves
Comments: Disease spreads primarily through infected seed
Management: Avoid planting seed from plants grown in fields where the disease is known to be present.
Control: spray 2 times 10% Cowdung+Asafoetida solution in 10 days interval.