a1 Imperial Economic Botanist to the Government of India
a2 formerly Fellow of Newnham College, Cambridge.
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.