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Nipping wheat blast in the bud

Bavadharini KS
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Recently wheat blast disease found its way into India, through the Bangladesh border, affecting the crop in the bordering districts of Murshidabad and Nadia in West Bengal. ‘Blast’ is a fungal disease that infects crops such as rice, wheat and oats. What is it? Wheat blast is caused by a fungus, which was first identified in Brazil in 1985. It infects all the parts of the wheat crop above th...
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