Monthly Archives: March 2021

Report links wheat blast pandemic on three continents | World Grain

Genetic analyses show that a destructive wheat blast fungus that travelled from South America to South East Asia is now established in Zambia under rain-fed conditions, according to a new report from The Sainsbury Laboratory. Wheat blast, Magnaporthe oryzae, is a fungus with devastating implications for wheat crop. It was originally detected in Brazilian wheat fields in 1985 and quickly spread over

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