What fungal disease can lead to a major economic loss in wheat crops?

1 Answer
Jun 25, 2016

Activity of fungal pathogens differ in different agro-climatic conditions. In North America blight disease of wheat is more common, but in India yellow rust causes more damage to wheat crop.


Blight is caused by species of Fusarium while rust is caused by species of Puccinia . Different fungal pathogens are reported from different parts of the world.

This year blast disease has devastated hectares of wheat crop in Bangladesh, the disease is caused by a fungus from Brazil.