February 6, 2020

AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT ISSUES ADVISORY AGAINST YELLOW RUST

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Jalandhar, February 5- The Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Department on Wednesday has issued an advisory for the wheat farmers against the Yellow Rust disease in the crop.

During a field visit in Mansurpur Badala village in Adampur block, The Chief Agriculture Officer Dr Nazar Singh along with his team traced some symptoms of the disease and immediately asked the farmers Mr Satinder Singh Mr Sarbjeet Singh and Mr Jagdeep Singh who had sown HD 3086 wheat variety and Propiconazole was sprayed at the spot.

Dr Nazar Singh said that special teams have been formed in all 10 blocks of the district and have been directed to intensify the field visits. He said that the technical staff has also been directed to remain in the fields on holidays also.

The Chief Agriculture Officer revealed 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.  Dr Nazar Singh also told that farmers to keep a close vigil on the fields and if symptoms appeared; only spray should be done without any delay. 

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

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