Rice Diseases: Biology & Selected Management Practices

Twenty-five global rice disease specialists have jointly authored this online resource, covering 80 diseases that afflict rice. Throughout, the researchers emphasize the importance of significantly reducing the detrimental effects of plant diseases in rice production. They also clarify the biology of these diseases and recommend selected practices for managing them.

Sections and chapters listed below can be viewed and downloaded online as they become available from the technical and substantive editors, Rina Opulencia and G.P. Hettel, respectively.

This resource, funded by the CGIAR Research Program on rice agri-food systems (RICE; formerly GRiSP), has been published with the assistance of a number of partners, especially the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice), and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT).

T.W. ‘Tom’ Mew, H. Hibino, S. Savary, C.M. Vera Cruz

Part I. General Introduction

R.S. Zeigler, H. Leung

     T.W. Mew, C.M. Vera Cruz

Section 3. Rice Diseases in the Americas (forthcoming soon)

     G. Mosquera, F. Correa

    G. Onaga, J. Bigirimana, R. Murori, C.M. Vera Cruz, R. Oliva, Y.A. Seré

Part II. Biology of Rice Diseases

Section 1: Fungal Diseases

T.W. Mew

Introduction to fungal pathogens

Section 2: Bacterial Diseases

T.W. Mew, B. Cottyn, C.M. Vera Cruz

Introduction to bacterial pathogens

Section 3: Virus and Phytoplasma Diseases

H. Hibino

Introduction to virus and phytoplasma diseases

         Leaf Gall and Wallaby Ear Disease

         Rice Downy Mildew Fungus

         Rice Tarsonemid Mite Virus

         Nilaparvata lugens Reovirus

         Himetobi P Virus

         Additional Viruses Infecting Rice

      T. Kyndt, G. Gheysen, J. Hongli

    Root-knot nematodes, especially Meloidogyne graminicola

    Cyst nematodes, especially Heterodera sacchari

    Migratory root nematodes, especially Hirschmanniella oryzae

    Root lesion nematodes, especially Pratylenchus zeae

    Migratory shoot nematodes, especially Ditylenchus angustus

    Seedborne nematode, Aphelenchoides besseyi 

   Section 5: Advances in Research

        J. Liu, G.-L. Wang

        S. Savary, I.B. Pangga, L. Willocquet, P.S. Teng

       G. Jonson, I.-R. Choi

Chapter 4. Molecular genetics of bacterial blight and bacterial leaf streak and its impact on future control strategies

        A.I. Huerta, S.P. Cohen, V. Verdier, J.E. Leach

Chapter 5. Biology of the rice blast fungus (forthcoming soon)  

        B. Valent

Part III. Selected Management Practices

Introduction to rice disease management

         T.W. Mew

     S. Savary

     T.W. Mew, L. Willocquet

     T.W. Mew, Z. Chen

    T.W. Mew, H. Leung

    T.W. Mew