Punjab

Awareness Camp on Yellow Rust held in Phillaur

Punjab Tribune Bureau | February 10, 2019 06:42 PM

JALANDHAR: The department of agriculture and farmers’ welfare organized awareness and educational camp on yellow rust disease of wheat crop for the farmers in Phillaur block of the district under Mission Tandarust Punjab.

The officials from department including Agriculture Development Officer Dr Lakhvir Singh and Ms Kuljeet Kaur detailed the farmers aware of Yellow Rust.

They said that yellow rust is a fungal disease which appears as powdery yellow stripes on the wheat crop leaves. They said that the continuous monitoring of the crop is must by the farmers to the fields in these days as the present weather conditions including temperature, high humidity and strong winds are favourable for yellow rust disease.

The experts further told the farmers that if they notice yellow rust on the wheat crop, they must spray the crop with 200ml propiconazole per acre with 200-litre water using power sprayer or tractor-mounted boom sprayers. The farmers should also contact the local agriculture office immediately, they said.

The officials also stated that the district has around 1.69 lakh hectares area under wheat cultivation. 

 

Have something to say? Post your comment
Must Read
DC asks officers to speed up awareness drive to make farmers aware of benefits of PMKSN
DC asks officers to speed up awareness drive to make farmers aware of benefits of PMKSN
MP, MLAs, DC and CP greet people on Parkash Utsav of Sri Guru Ravidass Maharaj Ji
MP, MLAs, DC and CP greet people on Parkash Utsav of Sri Guru Ravidass Maharaj Ji
Punjab cabinet ministers expose Capt-Badal bonhomie on the floor of Vidhan Sabha- Bhagwant Mann
Punjab cabinet ministers expose Capt-Badal bonhomie on the floor of Vidhan Sabha- Bhagwant Mann
Car driver arrested for death by negligence
Car driver arrested for death by negligence
Ministerial staff pen down strike continued on Monday
Ministerial staff pen down strike continued on Monday
Punjab IAS officers association strongly condemns reprehensible act of terrorism in Pulwama
Punjab IAS officers association strongly condemns reprehensible act of terrorism in Pulwama
Capt Amarinder slams SAD for disrupting budget proceedings
Capt Amarinder slams SAD for disrupting budget proceedings
Mansa Saanjh Kendras reach out to people, during Jan 3681 applicants get facilities at the Kendras, SSP
Mansa Saanjh Kendras reach out to people, during Jan 3681 applicants get facilities at the Kendras, SSP
Bir Talab to have Butterfly Zone soon
Bir Talab to have Butterfly Zone soon
Punjab budget: Petrol, diesel rates slashed
Punjab budget: Petrol, diesel rates slashed
Punjab MLAs to donate a month’s salary to state’s Pulwama victims’ families
Punjab MLAs to donate a month’s salary to state’s Pulwama victims’ families
MP Chaudhary Satnokh Singh lays foundation stone of city road by allocating Rs 35 lakh from his MPLAD
MP Chaudhary Satnokh Singh lays foundation stone of city road by allocating Rs 35 lakh from his MPLAD