Texas Blacklands Wheat: Watch Out for Loose Smut

🕔Apr 16, 2019Loose smut is a fungal disease that is common in most wheat production regions across the world. Its incidence varies from year to year based on the environmental conditions at […]

Kentucky Wheat: Diseases Rearing Their Ugly Heads

🕔Jun 6, 2018A number of diseases that affect heads of small grain crops have been observed in Kentucky over the last few weeks. Fusarium Head Blight One of the “usual suspects” that […]

Missouri Wheat: Fusarium Head Blight and Other Diseases to Watch For

🕔Apr 29, 2016Fusarium head blight or scab of wheat was unusually widespread and severe in Missouri last year. Although it is difficult to predict what will develop this season, the forecast for […]

Nebraska Wheat: Fall Disease Management Strategies

🕔Sep 8, 2015The 2015 wheat growing season was plagued with severe, widespread epidemics of two diseases: stripe rust and Fusarium head blight, also known as scab.  Whereas stripe rust occurred statewide, Fusarium […]

Oklahoma Wheat: Treat Seeds Now to Protect Against Flag Smut

🕔Aug 24, 2015Oklahoma wheat producers should be treating their seed now to guard against a potential trespasser making its way through fields in northwestern and central Kansas: wheat flag smut. The fungal […]

Georgia: Question of the Week – Loose Smut

🕔Apr 17, 2015Last week I had a photo of some oats with a black powdery look where the grain should be. This is a disease called loose smut.

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