RICE IN SRI LANKA - Rice Diseases
Symptoms of affected plants hold the key to an accurate diagnosis of the field problem in question. Symptoms and signs of already recorded rice diseases have been very well described and recorded, and therefore, one should use such available literature in relation to the field problem in question.
After all evidence are gathered, past experience, available reliable literature, and the opinions of experts or a well experienced personal could be utilized in final identification or diagnosis.
The crop growth stage may also provide possible causes of the present problem as some pest and diseases are crop growth stage specific.