White Rust of Rapeseed-Mustard

Spores of Albugo candida observed under Foldscope
Albugo candida the causal organism of the white rust/ blister of the rapeseed- mustard occurs in all parts of the world where cruciferous crops are grown. It is one of the important diseases of rapeseed-mustard in India causing a yield loss of 17-34 per cent .



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  1. Manu Prakash says:

    That is such an amazing example of an important problem to be tackled right away. Thanks for such a fantastic post – and sharing spmclearly an urgent need.

    Could you share the dynamics of how the disease spreads. Could separated plants avoid spreading of the spores from leaf to leaf?

    I can see an early diagnostics strategy built around foldscope.


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