June 25, 2012: Azerbaijan rust survey summary – very low incidence of yellow rust

Wheat rust surveys were undertaken by staff from the Azerbaijan Institute of Crop Husbandry throughout most of the wheat growing regions of Azerbaijan during early June 2012. A total of 8 sites were surveyed using standard BGRI survey methodology, the sites were representative of  the wheat growing areas of the country. Conditions in 2012 did not appear favourable for rust development and the only record was yellow rust at low incidence and severity on the Gobustan Research Station. The survey did however record very high incidence and severity of Tan Spot at virtually all the survey locations. The cultivar Bezostaya was severely affected by Tan Spot.

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