New project to deliver wheat disease warnings directly to farmers’ phones in Bangladesh and Nepal.
Looking at wheat diseases in times of the COVID-19 crisis.
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.
Researchers urge donor agencies to support the dissemination of new blast-resistant, biofortified wheat in Bangladesh.
They show how wheat blast spreads, its potential effect on wheat production in South Asia and ways farmers can manage it.
Workshop participants learned how to use the latest in technology to identify and keep track of the deadly Wheat Blast disease.