Panicle with neck blast.Disease: Rice BlastPathogen: Magnaporthe griseaHost: Rice, Oryza sativa
Blast is one of the most important diseases of rice worldwide, and it occurs in nearly every region in which rice is grown. Blast is more severe in temperate regions of the world, at higher elevations in the tropics, and in the upland areas where rice is rainfed (not grown in paddies).
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