Friday, April 22, 2011

International scientists warn of growing threat of wheat rust epidemics worldwide

Researchers meeting at a scientific conference in Aleppo this week reported that aggressive new strains of wheat rust diseases – called stem rust and stripe rust – have decimated up to 40% of farmers' wheat fields in recent harvests. Areas affected are North Africa, the Middle East, Central Asia and the Caucuses, including Syria, Egypt, Yemen, Turkey, Iran, Uzbekistan, Morocco, Ethiopia, and Kenya.


http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-04-international-scientists-threat-wheat-rust.html