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Black/stem rust- Fungal disease of wheat

Black rust (Stem rust)


Causal organism: Puccinia graminis f sp.tritici 

Termite-Insect/Pest of wheat

Termites damage the crop soon after sowing and sometimes near maturity.  The damaged plants dry up completely and are easily pulled out.  The plants damaged at later stages give rise to white ears.  Infestation is heavy under unirrigated conditions and in the fields where un-decomposed farm yard manure is applied before sowing.

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