Survey of Bacterial Blight affected areas of Khammam


A team of scientists from ICAR-IIRR surveyed the bacterial blight affected area in Khammam district of Telangana. There was a severe outbreak of bacterial blight of rice in different mandals/ blocks of Khammam district of Telangana. Wide spread incidence of bacterial blight (>80%) was recorded in several villages in Wyra, Thallada, Kalluru and Sattupally mandals. Most affected rice variety was BPT 5204. Demonstration fields of newly released bacterial blight resistant rice variety, DRR Dhan 53 were totally free from bacterial blight of rice. DRR Dhan 53 is similar to BPT 5204 in grain and cooking qualities, high yielding and highly resistant to bacterial blight of rice and can be cultivated in these bacterial blight endemic areas