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

🕔Apr 5, 2019Only 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, 2019The 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, 2019From 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, 20181. 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 […]

Oklahoma Wheat: Powdery Mildew Less Obvious but Still Present May 18, 2018

🕔May 18, 2018Although not as obvious as in previous weeks, powdery mildew is still hanging on in Oklahoma, and has even moved up onto the heads in some fields. One such field is […]

Oklahoma Wheat: No Rust, but Other Diseases Prevalent May 7, 2018

🕔May 7, 2018This past week I was at field days in southwestern Oklahoma (Apache and Altus), and northeastern Oklahoma (Afton). I did not see a single leaf or stripe rust pustule at any […]

Wheat: Stripe Rust Disease Moving North – Now in Kansas, Illinois – DTN May 3, 2018

🕔May 3, 2018Stripe rust is beginning to drift into the Great Plains and Midwest, after a long journey from its breeding grounds along the Gulf of Mexico. The disease got a slower […]

Oklahoma Wheat: Diseases Becoming More Active, Scout Your Fields Apr 26, 2018

🕔Apr 26, 2018Although reports of powdery mildew continue to come in from around the state, perhaps the more important news is that other foliar diseases have started to become active. On April […]

Oklahoma Wheat: Disease Still Quiet, but Increasing in Texas Mar 29, 2018

🕔Mar 29, 2018I’m still not seeing any foliar diseases around Stillwater, but reports are indicating that inoculum of the wheat rusts (stripe and leaf) have started to increase in Texas. On 21-March, […]

Oklahoma Wheat: Little Disease Activity, but Keep Watch for Rust Development Mar 14, 2018

🕔Mar 14, 2018I spent Monday (March 12) looking at wheat around Stillwater and found no foliar diseases. Gary Strickland (Extension Educator; Jackson County) indicated the same for southwestern OK. He indicated wheat […]

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