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Posted at: Mar 18, 2019, 9:05 AM; last updated: Mar 18, 2019, 9:05 AM (IST)

Farmers warned against yellow rust attack

Amritsar, March 17

A team of agricultural experts led by Chief Agriculture Officer Dr Dalbir Singh Chinna visited various villages in the district to inspect the wheat crop. The attack of yellow rust has been witnessed in some fields, he said.

In an advisory to the farmers, he asked them to visit their fields daily and look out for signs of yellow rust. He said the condition had arisen due to low temperature and cloudy conditions.

Chinna said if the farmers while moving through wheat fields notice yellow turmeric light powder on their clothes or hands, it should be taken up seriously. In case of the problems, the farmers should contact their agriculture block office, he said.

He added that sometimes farmers use chemical spray as a preventive measure. “The spray cannot be used as a preventive measure. It is effective only when the disease strikes,” he said.—TNS

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