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. 

 

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