RustCaused by: Puccinia substriata
Problem Category: Fungal Disease
Symptoms: Small yellow or white raised spots on upper and lower leaf surfaces; spots tend to be more numerous on lower leaf surface; spots enlarge and develop into red-brown pustules which may be surrounded by a yellow halo.
Comments: Spores can be spread via wind and survive in crop debris in the soil.
Management: Plant resistant varieties of millet if rust is a persistent problem; avoid the use of overhead irrigation; do now plant millet in close proximity to eggplant or other Solanaceous crops; there are no recommended chemical controls for rust.
Control: spray 2 times 5%Cowdung+Asafoetida solution in 10 days interval.