Scientists try to find reason for Akiochi disease in rice

From Delta Farm Press

Akiochi disease of rice, also known as ‘hydrogen sulfide toxicity’, causes black crown and root rot in rice.  In 2012, under hot and dry conditions, the disease was seen in several rice fields across the state of Arkansas.  In the assessment of former Extension rice pathologist Dr. Rick Cartwright, incidence of this disease in 2012 was the most severe since 2004.

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