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An Improved Method for Evaluating Rice Sheath Blight. K. S. Amin, Plant Pathologist, All-India Coordinated Rice Improvement Project, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad 500 030, Andhra Pradesh, India; Phytopathology 65:214-215. DOI: 10.1094/Phyto-65-214.

A new reliable stem-tape-inoculation (STI) method to screen rice cultivars for resistance to sheath blight has been developed and found successful. The pathogen had no effect on seed germination of rice. It does not need any injury for infection on rice plants.

Additional keywords: Rhizoctonia solani.