Breeding For Rust Resistance in Wheat: A Review
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Wheat is one the most important staple crop across the world. Contribution of India in wheat production is marked to a point. Majority of people in India specially north cultivates wheat. It is used in many ways. Even in foreign countries wheat is used for preparation of malt, beverages etc… Among all the diseases affecting wheat, Rust is highly dangerous to reduce its yield. So, controlling of rust disease and producing more yield per unit area is the challenging path for all wheat growers. There are 3 types of wheat named Leaf rust, Stripe rust and Stem rust. Out of all Leaf rust damages more to crop than rest all. There are many ways to bring resistance to wheat. But breeding by selection of parents gives better result. Following the traditional practices for getting rid of rust doesn’t give good result. The new technologies principles must be implied for that. This paper discusses about management of rust disease in the feasible ways.