Status and distribution of sheath blight of rice in Jammu

Extensive survey conducted in Jammu Division during 2005-06 indicated that inter district disease severity varied from 31.7 percent (Udhampur) to 75.18 percent (Jammu) and corresponding severity between 16.2 to 32.8 percent. In 2006, the incidence was comparatively low and ranged from 30.0 percent in Udhampur at stem elongation stage to 72.8 percent at maturity stage in Jammu with corresponding severity of 14.2 to 31.8 percent. Among the districts, the disease was rated as low in Udhampur followed by medium in Kathua and high in Jammu district.