Dr Ezz El Din Abu Steet، Minister of Agriculture and Land Reclamation. Said that Egypt’s product of wheat is expected to exceed 9 million tons this year. He added that it is the first time the local produce passes that threshold. Acreage cultivated with wheat is estimated at 3.250 million acres. He denied what was traded about the negative effect of the yellow rust disease on the crop of wheat this year. He affirmed that crop nears to reap as the harvest season starts at the first half of April. He went on to say during a visit to Qalubia Governorate، some 80 km north to Cairo، that the disease affects only a limited acreage.