Updated Aug 11, 2020

Safe planting windows to avoid wheat blast

Part of CIMMYT

https://csisa.org/

Timothy j. Krupnik

Send Message

Wheat blast disease can be partially avoided when farmers sow wheat sufficiently early to avoid late-season elevated temperatures and humidity conditions that encourage infection.

Stage 3: Proof of Concept

Focus Areas:

Agriculture, Cultivation & Tools, Seeds & Stock and 2 MoreSEE ALL

Agriculture, Cultivation & Tools, Seeds & Stock, Soil Management and Agriculture Water ManagementSEE LESS

Implemented In:

India, Nepal and Bangladesh

India, Nepal and BangladeshSEE LESS

3
Countries Implemented In
Verified Funding
?

Problem

Outbreaks of wheat blast in South Asia‚Äö a region where people consume over 100 million tons of wheat each year ‚Äö have an enhanced impact on food stability and income security. In 2016, wheat blast struck South Asia unexpectedly, with crop losses in Bangladesh averaging 25 to 30 percent, threatening progress in the region's food security efforts. Estimates are that blast could reduce wheat production by up to 85 million tons in Bangladesh, equivalent to $13 million in foregone farmers' profits each year when outbreak occurs.

}

Solution

The innovation is easy-to-implement and does not require significant additional interventions by farmers.

Target Beneficiaries

Wheat farmers

Competitive Advantage

Low cost and avoids use of fungicides.

Milestone

Date Unknown
Funds RaisedVERIFIED
TITLECSISA
TYPEGrant
FOCUS AREAS
Agriculture, Cultivation & Tools, Seeds & Stock and 2 more SEE ALL
Agriculture, Cultivation & Tools, Seeds & Stock, Soil Management and Agriculture Water Management SEE LESS
Date Unknown
New Country Implemented In
Bangladesh
Date Unknown
New Country Implemented In
Nepal
Date Unknown
New Country Implemented In
India