KOHAT -- The wheat crop has been attacked by rust disease
due to humidity in the air following torrential rains.
Wheat experts visited Mazhar Dars Agriculture, Farm near Umerkot where wheat variety TJ-83 was found yellow leaf rust disease
. The visitors were discussed about this threat and finalized that this is effect of the climate change and prolong winter season and needs to address the issue with suitable alternatives i.e.
Resistance to rust disease
is a key attribute when selecting a good wheat variety.
Some wild coffee plants are hardier than farmed species, better able to withstand climate change and devastating disease such as coffee leaf rust disease
There are currently 21 winners that are not only pretty but also strong performers with superior resistance to rust disease
. Some of my own favorite day lilies are All-American winners: near-white Lady Elizabeth, reblooming Stella's Pink Valentine, and Bitsy, which has small lemon-yellow flowers lined up on tall willowy stalks that sway in the breeze.
Although Hararghe is one of the wheat production areas in the country, there is limited information on the distribution, incidence, severity, and race composition of wheat stem rust disease
. Therefore, this study was conducted with the following objective:
Thirty one wheat genotypes viz., Sonara 64, Utkalia, NI 5439, NIAW 301, PBW 12, HUW 213, Ajanta, NP 823, K8434, K9533, Sharbati Sonara, RAJ 4037, HP 1633, HPW 42 , K9351, Tawa, KRL, RW 346, HD 2643, HS 1097, NP 825, WH 291, HUW 12, PBW 226, NI 179, K9644, HD1925, PBW 65, PV 18, GW 5031 and Agra Local) were used for screening for stripe rust disease
under natural epiphytotic conditions during rabi 2014-2015 at University Research Farm, Chatha (32[degrees] 43' N, 74[degrees] 54' E).
The country has also announced the discovery of a new strain of roya, the coffee leaf rust disease
, which, left untreated, could impact the 2017-18 crop.
Evaluating the Effect of Different Wheat Rust Disease
Symptoms on Vegetation Indices Using Hyperspectral Measurements.
Future risks for the agribusiness market include disease (predominantly coffee rust disease
, or roya) and the potential impact of El Nino on food security in the region.