Yellow leaf rust severely attack on wheat in Pakistan

By: Shehzad Ahmad Kang (shehzadpbg@gmail.com)

Wheat is staple food of Pakistani people. 19 caror people depend on this crop for feeding.   During 2013 wheat season wheat crop severely effected by yellow leaf rust fungal disease. yellow rust cause by Puccinia striiformis and their life cycle present in attach image. yellow rustThis disease  sevelely effect the wheat yield upto 40%.

yellow rust cycleControll of rust disease  only recommend by resistant varieties but not chemical spray recommended due to major food for good health.

So farmes grow to these Resistant wheat varieties for better yield i.e.  AARI-11,MILLAT-11,PUNJAB-11,FSD-08

 

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