Biological Blight Disease Control Agents

William Baumgartner, Ham, Jong  |  9/17/2013 9:56:09 PM

LSU AgCenter scientists have created new biological control agents against bacterial panicle blight and sheath blight of rice. The agents work presumably by suppressing the growth of the fungi that can cause sheath blight and antagonizing the bacteria that can cause panicle blight. The fungi that cause sheath blight are commonly present in rice, corn, and soybeans. This technology can reduce the need for chemical fungicides and replace the usage of traditional antibiotics against bacteria.
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