Seedling blightCaused by: Rhizoctonia solani
Problem Category: Fungal Disease
Symptoms: Water-soaked sunken, red-brown lesions on hypocotyls (germinating shoot below seed leaves) and epicotyls (shoot above seed leaves); small, circular brown spots on leaves; large irregular lesions with zonate banding on leaves; lesions with water-soaked borders; leaves that look like they are covered in sand (sclerotia)
Comments: Can cause complete destruction of canopy
Management: Crop rotation helps to reduce the build up of the fungus in the soil; reduce soil compaction; do not plant seeds too deep
Control: spray 2 times 5% Cowdung+Asafoetida solution in 10 days interval.