A survey conducted during the summer of 2001 in the rice-growing areas of south-eastern Australia revealed for the first time the presence of Rhizoctonia oryzae-sativae (Sawada) Mordue, the causal agent of aggregate sheath spot and Waitea circinata Warcup & Talbot, the causal agent of sheath spot, on stems of rice plants.
Lanoiselet, V., Ash, G., Cother, E., Priest, M., & Watson, A. (2001). DISEASE NOTES OR NEW RECORDS: First Report of Waitea circinata causing sheath spot and Rhizoctonia oryzae-sativa causing aggregate sheath spot on rice in south-eastern Australia. Australian Plant Pathology Society Newsletter, 30(4), 369-370. https://doi.org/10.1071/AP01053