Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Got panicle blight or resistant sheath blight? LSU researchers need your help

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Got fungicide-resistant sheath blight? Help LSU AgCenter researchers trying to track the problem — photo courtesy LSU AgCenter

Dr. Jong Ham needs growers’ help in identifying isolates of the bacterial panicle blight pathogen (Burkholderia glumae) and fungicide-resistant isolates sheath blight (Rhizoctonia solani) in Louisiana rice fields.

An associate professor in the Louisiana State University Department of Plant Pathology and Crop Physiology, Ham or his colleagues will come to fields to collect samples. Or growers can send in samples if either one of the diseases is present.

This valuable information will help identify disease occurrence in Louisiana rice fields.

If you need addition information or help in collecting samples, contact LSU AgCenter rice Extension specialist Ronnie Levy at or 337-788-7534.

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