D. Kakati

Department of Botany, Mangaldai College, Darrang-784125 (India) Email: debashree.kakati@gmail.com


The North East India constitutes the Indo-Burma biodiversity hotspot and harbours the richest genetic diversity of agri-horticultural crops including different varieties of rice. As rice and rice cultivation serves as the main staple food and major source of employment in this region, therefore, any disease of rice can not only affect the economy of the states but also could affect the livelihood of the native paddy farmers. Fungal diseases are one of the major production constraints of rice plants in this region. Therefore detail knowledge of the common fungal diseases of this region and the suitable plant protection measures could help the farmers and agriculturist to prevent the diseases.

Key words : Fungal disease, North East India, Rice, Oryza sativa

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