Oklahoma Wheat: Sooty Mold Being Reported Jun 11, 2021

🕔Jun 11, 2021
During the last two days there have been a couple reports of dark wheat heads being observed in fields.  This is a condition call sooty mold (aka black head mold) […]

Pests Waking Up – What’s Active Where? – DTN Apr 8, 2021

🕔Apr 8, 2021
Insects and diseases are waking up and getting to work, and here at DTN, we have a growing inbox of pest alerts from across the Plains, Midwest, South and mid-Atlantic […]

Oklahoma Wheat: Diseases Mostly Quiet, but Some Popping Up Mar 16, 2021

🕔Mar 16, 2021
Although relatively quiet, some wheat diseases have started to appear across Oklahoma over the last week.  For example, around Stillwater I am starting to observe patches of wheat showing symptoms […]

Oklahoma Wheat: Late Season Diseases of Note Jun 19, 2020

🕔Jun 19, 2020
I thought my 5-June update would be my last, but two samples/reports have come in that are prompting another update.  One of these reports was wheat kernels with darkened-colored germ […]

Oklahoma Wheat: Crops Mostly Passed Disease Concern May 22, 2020

🕔May 22, 2020
The disease situation in Oklahoma has not changed significantly since my last update on May 15.  The weather in Oklahoma has remained atypically cool and mostly dry; however, off-and-on rain […]

Oklahoma Wheat: Diseases Mostly Quiet May 12, 2020

🕔May 12, 2020
This past week was quite cool across Oklahoma (mid 60s F in Stillwater today) and central Oklahoma received needed rain.  Unfortunately, western OK and the panhandle were not as fortunate […]

Oklahoma Wheat: Diseases Mostly Absent, Keep Watch for Aphids Apr 5, 2019

🕔Apr 5, 2019
Only slight changes as near as I can tell across Oklahoma regarding wheat diseases. Stripe rust appears to be absent, and leaf rust and powdery mildew are slow to get […]

Winter Wheat Weather Woes Continue – DTN Mar 19, 2019

🕔Mar 19, 2019
The winter wheat crop is sleeping in this year — and who can blame it? “Since the first of March, at 2-inch soil depths, we’re running 10 degrees below normal,” […]

Oklahoma Wheat: Little Disease Present, Keep Watch for Rust Jan 22, 2019

🕔Jan 22, 2019
From a wheat disease perspective, this fall and early winter was relatively quiet in Oklahoma. The extremely wet and cool conditions led to incidence of wheat discoloration that resulted in […]

Oklahoma Wheat: 6 Disease, Insect Considerations Before Fall Planting Jul 23, 2018

🕔Jul 23, 2018
1. Planting date Much of the winter wheat in Oklahoma is sown with the intent of being used as a dual-purpose crop. In such a system, wheat is grazed by […]

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