Cereals Crop :: Major Disease of Wheat (Rust)


Cereals :: Major Disease of Wheat (Rust)


  • Stem Rust:  {Source:  https://www.agricoachingdelhi.in/}
    •   Puccinia graminis tritici{Asked in JRF Agronomy 2015 and BHU General Agriculture 2017 }
    • Alternate host : Berberis spp.    {Source:  https://www.agricoachingdelhi.in/}
    • Symptom
      • Pustules (containing masses of  urediospores) are dark reddish brown - occur on both sides of the leaves, on the stems (Asked in JRF Plant Science 2016 and BHU General Agriculture) {Source:  https://www.agricoachingdelhi.in/}
    • Management
      • Mixed cropping and crop rotation
      • Avoid excess nitrogen
      • Sulphur dusting @ 35-40 kg/ha
      • Mancozeb @ 2g/lit (Asked in BHU General Agriculture)
    • Resistant varieties 
      • Lerma Rojo, Safed Lerma and Sonalika  {Source:  https://www.agricoachingdelhi.in/}
    • Life Cycle