Feb 27th, 2013: Latest version of Mehtaensis newsletter published by DWR, Flowerdale, Shimla: Comprehensive updated information on rusts in India and South Asia

The latest version of the Mehtaensis newsletter (a 6 monthly newsletter named after Prof. K.C. Mehta) has just been published by the DWR, Regional Station, Flowerdale, Shimla. Compiled by Dr. S.C. Bhardwaj, Mehtaensis contains a detailed summary of all the … Continue reading

Nov. 20th, 2012: Ethiopia, Southern Region (SNNPR) survey summary – All 3 rusts widespread, but at low levels of incidence and severity

Surveys led by Dr Fikre Handero (SNNPR Agricultural Research Institute) with assistance from Dr Getaneh Woldeab (Ambo PPRC) and CIMMYT were undertaken in the mid-altitude / highland areas of SNNPR between Butajeira and Arba Minch during the period 5-10th Nov … Continue reading

Aug 17th, 2012: Latest version of Mehtaensis newsletter published by DWR, Flowerdale, Shimla: Comprehensive, updated information on rusts in India and South Asia

The latest version of the Mehtaensis newsletter (a 6 monthly newsletter named after Prof. K.C. Mehta) has just been published by the DWR, Regional Station, Flowerdale, Shimla. Compiled by Dr. S.C. Bhardwaj, Mehtaensis contains a detailed summary of all the … Continue reading

South Africa Stem Rust Pathotypes

Predominant Pathotype(s): TTKSF – considered a progenitor of Ug99, avirulent on Sr31. Combined virulence to Sr31 + Sr24 is present in South Africa (race PTKST). Effective Sr Genes:Sr13, 22, 25, 26, 29, 32, 33, 35, 36, 37, 39, 42, 43, … Continue reading

India

Rust Issues: yellow rust is the most serious constraint to wheat production. Leaf rust can also be problematic. Stem rust occurs in the southern hills and the central peninsular zone, but is considered to be under control. Ug99 Status: No … Continue reading