Biocontrol of rice sheath blight using fungi to fight fungi

Rice sheath blight is a disease caused by the fungus Rhizoctonia solani. This disease induces up to 36% of loss of rice production. This problem is particularly high in the Amazon region under tropical conditions where irrigated rice is cultivated by small farmers on the rivers banks. Scientists França et al. have designed a sustainable way to control sheath blight by application of the fungus Trichoderma sp.


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