Evaluation of fungicides and rice genotypes for the management of Bakanae

Bakanae disease of rice caused by Fusarium moniliforme is emerging as one of the major biotic challenge to rice production under temperate agro-ecosystem . The disease is an important limiting factor for rice production in higher altitudes of Kashmir valley. Six different fungicides were evaluated both in vitro and as seed dressing Carbendazim + mancozeb was found most efficient in reducing the disease severity. The resistant sources for the disease identified in the study are GSL-5, GSL-9, GSL-12, GSL-44, GSL-60, GSL-66, GSL-67, GSL 36 and GSL-68