wheat: Diseases and Pests
Wheat is susceptible to many pests and diseases, the more destructive including rust , bunt (see smut ), and the Hessian fly and chinch bug . All wheat-producing countries carry on breeding experiments to improve existing varieties or to obtain new ones with such dominant characteristics as disease resistance, increased hardiness under specific environments, and greater yield.
- Diseases and Pests
- Wheat Varieties and Their Uses
- Wheat Production Today
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