Factsheet for Rice Diseases in East Africa

Bacterial blight (Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae)

Rice blast

Rice Sheath Rot

Bakanae Disease of Rice

Rice Yellow Mottle Virus

Bacterial blight

Brown Spot

Sheath blight

False smut

Leaf Scald


Production Agronomy


Important stages of rice cultivation. Rice cultivation involves a series of processes to achieve the desirable product.

  • Land Preparation
  • Seed selection methods

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Rice blast disease

Favorable conditions for disease development:

  • Node blast: Black-brown lesions on the node.  
  • Neck blast: Black or brown rot on the neck of the panicle.

Rice Milling

Guidelines to proper harvesting: