October alumni trivia question:
Stripe rust, is one of the three wheat rust diseases principally found in wheat grown in cooler environments. Symptoms are stunted and weakened plants, shriveled grains, fewer spikes, loss in number of grains per spike and grain weight. Losses can be 50%, but in severe situation 100% is vulnerable. One recent report co-authored by University of Minnesota professor estimated how much wheat is lost to stripe rust each year?
a) 3.42 million tonnes
b) 5.47 million tonnes
c) 1.56 million tonnes
d) 7.92 million tonnes
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