Nipping wheat blast in the bud
Recently wheat blast disease found its way into India, through the Bangladesh border, affecting the crop in the bordering districts of Murshidabad and Nadia in West Bengal. ‘Blast’ is a fungal disease that infects crops such as rice, wheat and oats. What is it? Wheat blast is caused by a fungus, which was first identified in Brazil in 1985. It infects all the parts of the wheat crop above th...
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