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    PakAgriFarming is commited to high standards in extension of agriculture in Pakistan through simple and factual information and topics related to the hottest issues in Pakistan Agriculture.

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    کپاس کی کاشت کے لیے موزوں اقسام

    پنجاب میں کپاس کی کاشت کا آغاز ہو نے والا ہے اور پیشتر علاقوں میں میں رنیع کی فصل کی برداشت کا وقت قرہب ہے۔ اس لیے بروقت کپاس کے بیج کا انتخاب اچھی پیداوار حاصل کرنے کی طرف پہلا قدم ہے۔۔۔

  • Introduction, characteristics and objectives of tillage

    Intoduction and Objectives of Tillage

    Tillage is the primary requirement before any cropping activity. Perhaps, if one is ignorant about tillage, he knows nothing about farming. So, let's look into a brief intro...

  • The Next 10 Years of Tunnel Farming in Pakistan

    The Next 10 Years of Tunnel Farming in Pakistan

    It's been 10 years since the introduction of tunnel farming in Pakistan, the conversion rate has been slow but are there any chance of rapid growth of tunnel farming in Pakistan? Let's disover...

  • Wheat Production Technology for Rainfed Areas of Punjab for 2013-14

    Wheat Production Technology for Rainfed Areas of Punjab for 2013-14

    Wheat is the most important cereal crop in Pakistan and staple food. Wheat has a large share of cultivated land in rabi season and hence large production is expected...


Saturday, July 20, 2013

List of Rice (Oryza sativa L.) Diseases in Pakistan and their Pathogens

Posted by Shakil Shaukat On Saturday, July 20, 2013

Rice (Oryza sativa L.) is one of the most important cereal crop in the world and leading staple food in most countries. In Pakistan, rice the second most important staple food of the people and in the past economic year 2012-13, it was cultivated over 2,311,000 hectares in Pakistan and its production was about 5,541,000 tonnes, according to economic survey of Pakistan 2012-13.
List of rice diseases in Pakistan
Rice Fields

Here we are going to present the outline of major diseases of rice in Pakistan and their pathogens. The details of these will be presented in the later articles on PakAgriFarming.
Table: Table enlisting the major rice diseases occurring in Pakistan and their pathogens.
Sr. No.
Bacterial Leaf Spot
Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae
Fusarium fujikuroi (anamorph)
Syn: Fusarium moniliforme (anamorph)
Gibberella fujikuroi (telomorph)
Blast disease of rice
Pyriculari oryzae (anamorph)
Magnaporthe grisea (telomorph)
Brown Spot
Bipolaris oryzae (anamorph)
Cochilobolus miyabeanus (telomorph)
False Smut
Ustilaginoidea virens (anamorph)
Sheath Blight
Rhizoctonia solanii (anamorph)
Thanatephorus cucumeris (telomorph)
Sheath Rot
Sarocladium oryzae
Stem Rot
Sclerotium oryzae (anamorph)
Magnaporthe salvinii (telomorph)