Stem Rot alert
Stem rot is caused by the fungus Sclerotium oryzae and has recently been found causing some damage in isolated areas. Stem rot occurs in very low levels across all regions in most years, for some reason the stem rot is severe in some years in isolated areas. As part of our investigation into what causes this, we are asking for your help with monitoring and reporting of what you see when out and about.
Rice Extension, 2017