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Foliar Blights Disease of Wheat.

Foliar Blights

(Bipolaris sorokiniana ­(Spot blotch), Pyrenophora tritici repentis (leaf blotch or tan spot), Alternaria triticina (Alternaria leaf blight) Distribution: Mainly in eastern India but also occurs in Peninsular and Central Foliar blights India. This disease complex is emerging as a problem in the north western India too.

Development: The disease requires high temperature and high humidity. This disease is more severe in late sown crop and causes substantial yield losses through formation of shrivelled grains. Most of the varieties are susceptible or moderately susceptible.

 Management: The disease can be controlled through one spray of propiconazole (Tilt 25EC @ 0.1 %).



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