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Stripe rust of wheat

Puccinia striiformis f. sp. tritici Piliya
  • Sow resistant varieties for irrigated/unirrigated areas.
  • Timely sowing (first week of November).
  • Seed treatment with tebucinazole (2 g/kg of seed).
  • Apply balanced dose of NPK.
  • Promote cultivation of resistant varieties for fodder purpose.
  • Seed replacement every 3-4 years.
  • Sowing of mosaic of 2-3 varieties at village level.
  • Avoid promotion of cultivation of a single variety on larger areas.
  • Strictly follow irrigation schedule.
  • Cleaning of clothes and shoes after visiting infected field.
  • Look for yellow stripes/turmeric powder (spores) on flag leaves (upper most); if there is no powder it may be spot blotch or a nutritional deficiency.
  • Undertake strict monitoring in water logged areas.
  • Monitoring after 60 days (last week of December) in irrigated areas and after 30 days in late sown areas of wheat.
  • Be more vigilant when dew formation takes place.
  • Share monitoring information at community level, village level, district level and state level.
  • Check crops three times a week from January onwards.
  • Foliar application of propiconazole or tebuconazole at a rate of 1 ml/L of water on the appearance of symptom(s).
  • WHO class II (moderately hazardous).
  • Crop raised for seed purpose, apply foliar application of Propiconazole or Tebuconazole (1 ml/L of water during first week of February).
  • WHO class II (moderately hazardous). Apply at tillering stage and repeat spray after 15-day interval. However avoid spraying during rains.
  • Tilt/Folicur (Trizoles), Systemic/ FRAC.
  • May harm aquatic organisms.
AUTHOR(S): Dr. Vishal Gupta

CREATED/UPDATED: October 2017/2018
PRODUCED BY: Plantwise

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