: a destructive disease of wheat caused by rust fungialso: a fungus (such as Puccinia graminis) causing a wheat rust
Examples of wheat rust in a Sentence
Recent Examples on the WebJapanese barberry was introduced in Boston in 1875 as a replacement for a European variety of barberry that harbored crop-damaging wheat rust.
Leanne Potts, Better Homes & Gardens, 20 Oct. 2021 In 1970, the fungus Bipolar maydis decimated the American Corn Belt before spreading worldwide; another fungal infection, wheat rust, has caused countless famines in the Americas and India.
Kate Brown, The New Yorker, 13 Apr. 2020
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