Use disease-resistant seed of wheat, farmers urged

  • | Thursday | 31st October, 2019

Tribune News ServiceLudhiana, October 30Experts of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) have advised the farmers of Punjab to use Karnal Bunt disease-free seed for wheat sowing. Dr Narinder Singh, Head, Department of Plant Pathology, said wheat varieties WHD 943 and PBW 291 were resistant to the Karnal Bunt disease. “With wheat sowing season underway in Punjab, it is essential to go for the testing of seed for the presence of Karnal bunt,” stressed Dr Amarjit Singh, Senior Extension Specialist, Plant Pathology. Use disease free seed for wheat sowing,” he said. Dr Singh further said Karnal bunt was a fungal disease of wheat, prevalent in all the districts of Punjab.

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