leaf rust

leaf rust

[′lēf ‚rəst]
(plant pathology)
Any rust disease that primarily affects leaves; common in coffee, alfalfa, and wheat, barley, and other cereals.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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When coffee leaf rust threatened the industry, genetics was one of the key elements that researchers homed in on.
He said that rains wash leaf rust, adding that branches of citrus trees had to face dryness attack during last year due to low irrigation.
Dr Brown, from Durham University's Department of Physics/ Centre for Advanced Instrumentation, said: "With hill farmers unable to afford fungicides, early detection of coffee leaf rust and removal of infected trees is critical.
Dr Brown, from Durham University's Department of Physics/Centre for Advanced Instrumentation, said: "With hill farmers unable to afford fungicides, early detection of coffee leaf rust and removal of infected trees is critical.
The aim of the three-year project is to investigate the molecular basis for the virulence of leaf rust and other diseases towardPopulusspecies in order to address the challenge of engineering resistance against the pathogens.
Understanding cereal rust diseases, particularly wheat stem rust and wheat leaf rust, has driven his career.
Coffee producers have already felt the effects: Production in Tanzania, where 2.4 million people's jobs are in the coffee industry, is down 50 percent since the 1960s. In 2012, coffee leaf rust destroyed more than 85 percent of some Guatemalan producers' coffee yields.
They were also medium-tall and late maturing ones, which were susceptible to septoria and leaf rust under the natural and/or artificial epidemic conditions of Turkey, USA and Ukraine and stem rust under the natural and/or artificial epidemic conditions of Turkey and Kenya.
pesticides, Aphid attack was witnessed on wheat crop in some area while the Leaf Rust disease traditionally called 'Kungi' was also observed in some other areas last year in Punjab.