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Economic importance of Bacterial Leaf Streak of Rice

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1. Under favourable weather conditions particularly typhoons and rain storms, the disease spread through entire fields, all the upper leaves become infected and turn brown resulting in heavy damage.
2. Losses as high as 32.3% in 1000-grain weight due to BLS were reported. At three disease intensities, the estimated yield losses were 8.3%, 13.5%, and 17.1% in the wet season and 1.5%, 5.9%, and 2.5% during the dry season.

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