30 January, 2020
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Syllabus subtopic: Major Crops - Cropping Patterns in various parts of the country.
Prelims and Mains focus: about the yellow rust disease and its impact on the crop productivity; remedial measures to be taken to contain it
News: The detection of yellow rust disease in the wheat crop in sub mountainous parts of Punjab and Haryana has raised anxiety among farmers about drop in the crop's yield even as respective agriculture departments are leaving nothing to chance to ensure the spread of the disease doesn't go beyond control.
What is Yellow rust disease?
What climatic conditions in Punjab and Haryana led to it ?
Level of threat and remedial measures to be taken
Source: The Hindu
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