Evaluation of rice cultivars against bacterial blight in the field

One hundred twenty five released rice varieties from different ecosystems of India were evaluated against bacterial blight under natural condition in the varietal garden and in the bacterial blight nursery in the field at Central Rice Research Institute, Cuttack during wet season 2009. The rice varieties Parijat and Pathara of the upland ecosystem, Rajashree, IR 36, IR 64, Indrvati, Kanchan, Manik, Pratikhya, Saket-4, Supriya, Surendra, Improved Pusa Basmati 1, Khitish of the irrigated ecosystem and improved Samba Mahsuri of the lowland ecosystem were found resistant to bacterial blight under both natural and artifitial inoculation conditions.