(Video, 1:21) Complete video gallery of the rice Sheath Blight disease photographs.
Sclerotial development on sheath blight lesion.
Arial view of sheath blight damage in a rice field showing windblown distribution of floating inoculum early in the season.
Sheath blight-resistant and susceptible rice lines in a disease nursery.
Typical sheath blight “bird nest” damage in a rice field.
Lodging caused by sheath blight damage to the rice stems.
Sheath blight damaged susceptible (left) and healthy resistant (right) rice lines that were inoculated with Rhizoctonia solani.
Severe sheath blight damage to rice.
Typical sheath blight symptoms on rice leaves with sclerotia development.
Sheath blight damage to rice flag leaf sheath and head with sclerotia development.
Sheath blight damage to rice head.
Older sheath blight leaf lesion with early stage sclerotial development.
Severe sheath blight lesions on rice leaves at maturity.
Severe sheath blight damage on rice stems.
Typical snake skin-like lesion symptoms on rice leaves.
Typical damage to rice leaves from sheath blight infection.
Sheath blight lesion development showing early and late lesion development on rice leaves.
Late-season sheath blight damage to rice plants.
Rhizoctonia solani mycelium growing from a sheath blight lesion allowing leaf-to-leaf and plant-to-plant movement in the field.
Diversity of sheath blight lesions.
Early water-soaked sheath blight lesions on rice stems.
Young culture of Rhizoctonia solani grown on potato dextrose agar showing mycelium and sclerotia formation.
Electron micrograph of Rhizoctonia solani mycelium on a rice leaf showing mycelium growth and infection cushion formation.
Rhizoctonia solani mycelium growing in agar (Note right angle branching pattern).
Rhizoctonia solani mycelium grown on agar-coated microscope slides stained with cotton blue (Note right angle branching pattern).
Old culture of Rhizoctonia solani grown on potato dextrose agar showing darker mycelium and extensive sclerotia formation.
Older dried sheath blight lesions on rice stems.