EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 03 - 1993 Num. article: 1993/44

Rice diseases in Cameroon

A survey has been carried out in Cameroon in order to determine the scope and distribution of rice diseases in the country. The survey, which was carried out in all the major rice growing areas of the country revealed that Magnaporthe grisea (leaf blast of rice), Cochliobolus miyabeanus (brown spot of rice), Monographella albescens (leaf scald of rice), Sarocladium oryzae (sheath rot of rice) and bacterial leaf blight caused by Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae (EPPO A1 pest) are present in Cameroon. The distribution of X. o. pv. oryzae was, however, limited to the extreme north of the country.


Jones, M.P.; Jeutong, F.; Tchatchoua J. (1992) A survey of rice diseases in Cameroon.
Plant Disease 77, 133-136.