John K. Saichuk, Meszaros, Anna | 12/15/2011 1:19:32 AM
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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