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Note on Immune Wheats

  • Albert Howard (a1) and Gabrielle L. C. Howard (a2)

While reading the two interesting papers on immune wheats in the last number of this Journal it occurred to us that our observations on rust resistant wheats in India might be of some interest. During the past two years a large number of varieties of Indian and European wheats have been grown by us at Pusa in Behar and at Lyallpur in the Punjab, one of the objects being to obtain wheats immune or at least resistant to rusts which would serve as parents in raising rust resistant hybrids. Biffen last year suggested that a trial should be made with Einkorn (Triticum monococcum vulgare, Kcke.), and kindly supplied us with a sample of the seed.

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page 278 note 1 Biffen, , Journal of Agricultural Science, Vol. II. p. 109; Marryat, ibid. Vol. II. p. 129.

page 280 note 1 The Indian varieties of Emmer are often referred to as Spelt wheats. We have however not yet discovered any Spelt wheats in India. As Spelts are mostly winter wheats it is hardly likely that they occur in India where the growing period of the crop is so short.

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