Review on Bakanae disease of rice and management
Kabilan G, Dalavayi Haritha and Debjani Choudhury
The Bakanae disease of rice was first known to be discovered in 1828, but it was scientifically proven in 1898. The disease is previously believed to be caused by Fusarium moniliforme (Teleomorph stage: Gibberella fujikuroi), later then, it was found out the remaining other Fusarium sp., are also involved in this for disease causation. So, consequently, this review paper states about the following: (i) History of disease discoveration (ii) Symptomatology of the disease (iii) Etiology and Epidemiological contexts (iv) The methods to control the disease. The disease controlling methods which are yet to be controversial after the attack of disease, nevertheless, the possible ways for controlling the disease have been discussed. The disease is likely to be found out that it’s both soil and seed borne, and majorly confirmed by researchers that it is a seed borne, and has a long matter of survival for years. As the pathogen of this always boosts the excessive production of Gibberellic acid(GA), a growth hormone, leads to hypertrophy of abnormal elongation and ultimately rotting of plants with empty panicles, henceforth it’s termed as “foolish seedling disease”. In recent years, the occurrence of this disease in rice growing areas of the world is increasing, the proper management practices will help us to overcome this disease in future.
How to cite this article:
Kabilan G, Dalavayi Haritha, Debjani Choudhury. Review on Bakanae disease of rice and management. Pharma Innovation 2021;10(5):1267-1273.