Leaf scaldCaused by: Microdochium oryzae
Problem Category: Bacterial Disease
Symptoms: As name suggest we will see scalded appearance on leaves. The lesion is marked with different zone from alternating light tan and dark brown from leaf tips or edges. As the leaves mature the lesion is with light brown halos. Margins and leaf tips are translucent.
Comments: The symptoms may vary depends on cultivar, growth stage and plant density. The disease is severe in Latin America and West Africa.
Management: Grow resistant varieties. Treat the seeds with suitable fungicide. Apply only recommended quantity of nitrogen fertilizer in split dose.