Phythium root rotCaused by: Phythium sp
Problem Category: Fungal Disease
Symptoms: The infected plants become chlorotic and/ stunted. Often the symptom is confused with nitrogen deficiency. And the plants may produce shriveled grain. Even a mild infection reduce tillers, plant population and maturity. Since symptom appear through out the field make if difficult to diagnose the disease
Comments: Fungus live for years in soil and on old root debris
Management: Use good quality seeds. . Sowing when soil temperature is about 50 F increase germination and establishment. Seed treatment should be done.
Control: spray 2 times 10% Cowdung+Asafoetida solution in 10 days interval.