1. This pamphlet contains some general information on the important diseases of rice in the tropics. It is intended primarily for use by trainees at the International Rice Research Institute.
  2. This paper presents basic information on the biology of most insect pests of rice and describes the damage inflicted by them.
  3. The aim of this Agrodok is to inform extension workers and smallholder rice farmers in tropical Africa about current views concerning efficient, profitable and sustainable lowland rice farming and rice processing.
  4. This manual is designed to help agricultural field workers identify the most common problems of rice in the tropics. The text is non-technical: common names have been used exclusively (scientific names of insets may be found on p. 48, 49).