[Silicon application enhances resistance to sheath blight (Rhizoctonia solani) in rice].

The enhancing resistance and decreasing incidence to sheath blight (Rhizoctonia solani) by silicon were studied from cytological and physiological aspects by using rice plants solution-cultured with silicon supplementation or with silicon-deficiency. By an environmental scanning electron coupled with X-ray microanalysis, as well as gravimetric… CONTINUE READING