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Rice blast (252) Print Fact Sheet


Common Name

Rice blast

Scientific Name

Magnaporthe oryzae. Previously, Magnaporthe grisea. Pyricularia oryzae is the asexual name.

AUTHOR Grahame Jackson
Photos 1 IRRI Rice Knowledge Bank; information (and Photo 2) CABI (2015) Magnaporthe grisea (rice blast disease) Crop Protection Compendium. (

Produced with support from the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research under project PC/2010/090: Strengthening integrated crop management research in the Pacific Islands in support of sustainable intensification of high-value crop production, implemented by the University of Queensland and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community.

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