Discuss the various methods which are used to control plant diseases.
Methods to control plant diseases:
(i) Seed treatment with Thiram 2.5 g/kg to prevent blast of rice.
(ii) Spraying Bavistin at 10 days interval to prevent wheat rust.
(iii) Spraying Dithane M45 at 2 g/1 water at 10 days interval to prevent wheat rust.
(iv) Avoid water logging for fungus diseases.
(v) Growing sorghum and pigeon pea mixed cropping to avoid stem rot.
(vi) Spraying the crop with 0.2% Ziram and Maneb.