Distribution of Karnal bunt of wheat in Pakistan

Bhutta, A.R.; Ahmad, S.I.

Pakistan Journal of Scientific and Industrial Research 37(8): 335-338


A total of 2274 wheat seed samples were tested for Karnal bunt incidence during 1986-87 and 1991-92 using a dry inspection method. Of these samples, 1331 (58.53%) were infected by the Karnal bunt fungus (Tilletia indica). The highest % infection was found in Central Punjab (7.66%) and the northwest area of Pakistan (8.72%).