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LAHORE: A spokesman for the agriculture department has urged growers to approach extension staff in their respective areas for advice to control Yellow Rust disease that has attacked wheat crop because of recent rainy spells in the province.

The growers have been advised to make arrangements for draining rainwater from the fields and spray the affected plants with the poison recommended by agriculture experts.

The spokesman says, in a press release, that extension and pest warning staff have been directed to check wheat fields in their respective areas for protecting the crop from yellow rust and other diseases.

Published in Dawn, March 20th, 2019