Mite Injury on Leaf Sheath

John K. Saichuk, Meszaros, Anna  |  12/15/2011 12:27:52 AM

Mite injury on leaf sheath.

Panicle Rice Mite - Steneotarsonemus spinki Smiley

Infested plants have a cinnamon, yellow or chocolate-brown discolored lesion on the leaf sheath that does not have a distinct edge. Injury can be observed on interior sheaths when the outer sheath is removed. Injury to the leaf sheath reduces the photosynthetic potential of the plant and can have a negative effect on fertility.



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