loose smut


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loose smut

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(Plant Pathology) a disease of cereal grasses caused by smut fungi of the genus Ustilago, in which powdery spore masses replace the host tissue
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Noun1.loose smut - disease of grainsloose smut - disease of grains; the entire head is a dusty mass of spores
smut - destructive diseases of plants (especially cereal grasses) caused by fungi that produce black powdery masses of spores
2.loose smut - a smut fungus of the genus Ustilago causing a smut disease of grains in which the entire head is transformed into a dusty mass of spores
smut fungus, smut - any fungus of the order Ustilaginales
genus Ustilago, Ustilago - type genus of the Ustilaginaceae; genus comprising the loose smuts
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The major causes of reduction of wheat yield in Pakistan include seed-borne Stagonospora, common bunt (stinking smut) and loose smut.
Loose smut indications occur among heading and development.
Juma Karbalai, a farmer from Nili city, was happy about the increased amount of his wheat crops but said that amount of his crops could get more if his farm was not affected by loose smut disease.
Fifteen chapters are presented, covering the topics of stem rust, wheat leaf rust, strip rust, wheat powdery mildew, spot blotch, foliar blight, resistance breeding for tan spot of wheat, septoria diseases, loose smut, Karnal bunt, common bunt, head blight, viral disease, flag smut, and nematode diseases.
Many diseases of economically important crops are seed-borne like bakanae disease of rice (Fusarium moniliforme Sheld), loose smut [Ustilago tritici (Pers.
The findings of the present study corroborates with the study of Prabhu and Prasada (1970) who reported the elimination of Alternaria triticina at 52-5 40C for 1 0 min while seed borne infection of loose smut was eliminated at 55.
Take-all, foot-rot, eyespot, black rust, yellow rust, mildew, even a bit of loose smut and I don't mean dirty jokes or comments either.
Goldeneye has shown field resistance to barley loose smut [caused by Ustilago nuda (Jens.
Certification sets standards for varietal purity, germination and levels of ergot and loose smut, but not bunt or Microdochium seedling blight.
Aquila has shown field resistance to barley loose smut [caused by Ustilago nuda (Jens.
Ponoka is resistant to the surface-borne smuts and true loose smut [caused by U.