By G. A. Norton, M. J. Way (auth.), B. T. Grayson, M. B. Green, L. G. Copping (eds.)
The four-day overseas convention on Pest administration in Rice, that's the topic of this quantity, was once the 3rd in an ongoing sequence of conferences on tropical vegetation organised by way of the insecticides staff of the Society of Chemical undefined, London. The individuals got here from either the private and non-private sectors and from many alternative international locations. all of the significant teams of pests-weeds, microorganisms, arthropods and rodents-were thought of, because the organisers think that it will be important to deal with the complete pest administration difficulties in each one specific turning out to be sector, and the range of the papers shows the significance of a multi disciplinary method of their answer. Rice is among the most crucial international plants and is the key resource of meals for round 60% of the world's inhabitants, with a global construction of 500 million tonnes from one hundred fifty million hectares of land. in view that global shares quantity to just months offer, many folks are in danger from famine. furthermore, it's been esti mated that the realm requirement in 2020 can be approximately 760 million tonnes, a rise of 50%. This strain of inhabitants on nutrients makes effective pest administration very important which explains for bringing jointly specialists from worldwide to this significant conference.
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Numerous other fungicides have been tested for blast control with varying levels of activity (Table 5), but none are approaching registration at this time. BRon SPOT Of the presently labeled fungicides, only iprodione has significant activity against the brown spot disease (Fig. 3). The other fungicides suppress brown spot slightly but not enough to be significant. Under normal (unstressed rice) conditions in the field, bro~n spot is not a problem and the poor activity of these fungicides should not be a deterrent to their use.
0 (Kg X ha-') 787 1154 1610 1162 447 1032 (75%) BLAST Benomyl has the best activity against blast of the registered fungicides (Fig. 3). It is able to suppress disease levels but not completely control rotten-neck blast. Benomyl is also effective for leaf blast control, but reestablishing the flood on a drained field often has as much if not more effect on reducing disease (4). Sprays for rotten-neck blast have to be preventative since there are no good prediction systems available at this time.
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