flag smut


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Noun1.flag smut - smut affecting leaves and stems of cereals and other grasses
smut - destructive diseases of plants (especially cereal grasses) caused by fungi that produce black powdery masses of spores
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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.) Rostrup], flag smut (Urocystis tritici Koern.), karnal bunt [Neovossia indica (Mitra) Mundkar] and ear cockle of wheat (Anguillulina tritici Gerv.
wheat breeders were looking for a way to breed resistance to a new stripe rust outbreak, PI 178383 was found to have resistance to 4 races of stripe rust, 35 races of common bunt, and 10 races of dwarf bunt--as well as tolerance to flag smut and snow mold.