Punjab

Agriculture department issues advisory against yellow rust

Punjab Tribune Bureau | January 14, 2020 08:07 PM

Exhorts farmers to avoid unnecessary use of urea on wheat crop

 JALANDHAR- The Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Department has issued an advisory for the wheat farmers against the Yellow Rust disease in the crop and also exhorted the farmers to avoid unnecessary use of the urea. 

Chief Agriculture Officer Dr Nazar Singh said that yellow rust is a disease which causes losses in crop yield and disease appears as yellow coloured, powdery linear stripes on the leaves.

He said that the farmers must visit and monitor their wheat fields daily and in case they find symptoms of yellowing on wheat leaves, they must spray their wheat crop with 200 ml per acre Propiconazole.

He told the present weather conditions including temperature and winds are favourable for yellow rust disease.

He told that farmers to keep a close vigil on the fields and if symptoms appeared; only spray should be done without any delay. 

Further, Singh appealed the farmers to not to use urea on the crop as the crop does not need urea after the 55 days of the cultivation as it would reduce their cost of cultivation.

He also stated that the district has around 1.70 lakh hectares area under wheat cultivation. 

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