Initially the lower leaves exhibit yellow tips followed by complete yellowing.
As the disease progress, the upper leaves become yellow.
Later the leaves become dry and whole plant appears stunted.
Infected rhizome shows brownish ring particularly at cortical region.
Favors waterlogged fields.
Always occurs in patches.
When comparing to soft rot the dry rot infected stem won't come off with a gentle pull.
Treating seed with Bordeaux mixture prior to planting and solarizing the soil can help to reduce the incidence of the disease.