Bangladesh Wheat and Maize Research Institute (BWMRI)
New project to deliver wheat disease warnings directly to farmers’ phones in Bangladesh and Nepal.
Wheat blast is one of the most fearsome and intractable wheat diseases in recent decades. It spreads through infected seeds, crop residues as well as by spores that can travel long distances in the air, posing a major threat to wheat production in tropical areas.
Experts discussed the status of the outbreak, the role of research and applicable measures.
Workshop participants learned how to use the latest in technology to identify and keep track of the deadly Wheat Blast disease.