June 15, 2013: DWR, India issues new yellow rust advisory for High Hills of Himachal Pradesh

yellow_rust_highOn the 10th of June 2013 DWR, India issued a new advisory for yellow rust management in the High Hills of Himachal Pradesh. Surveys by DWR and CSKHPKV Regional Research Centre, Bajoura in the first week of June in the Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh revealed high incidence and severity of yellow rust. The survey findings prompted fears that yellow rust infections in this area could serve as green bridge for other hill wheat areas and ultimately be a source of inoculum for the main season crop.  The importance of disease management in Himachal Pradesh during June-September was stressed as the impact of disease in these areas has serious implications for the main season crop in the high production areas of Punjab and Haryana. Farmers were advised to scout for yellow rust and control with recommended fungicides.

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