Texas rice producers get pest management help

Smith, Ron
January 2011
Southwest Farm Press;1/13/2011, Vol. 38 Issue 2, p16
Trade Publication
The article reports on the challenges of the rice producers to combat pests on their plantations in Texas. Researchers M. O. Way, X. G. Zhou, and Jo Young-Ki have reported, during the Texas Plant Protection Association's annual conference, on the damages brought by bacterial panicle blight (BPB), which can cause yield reductions. The researchers have suggested rice growers to use two bacterial biocontrol strains (Bacillus subtillis) as the most effective suppressor of BPB pests.


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