Stripe Rust in Winter Wheat Fields

  From the May 15, 2017 Issue of Agri-News
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 Plant pathology research scientists have been scouting winter wheat plots for signs of stripe rust and other diseases.

“We’ve had reports of stripe rust overwintering in Lethbridge from Dr. Reem Aboukhaddour,” says Mike Harding, plant pathologist, Alberta Agriculture and Forestry. “We’re also hearing of possible overwintering pustules in the Olds area from Dr. Kequan Xi.”

Harding says there hasn’t been any stripe rust seen yet in winter wheat plots in Brooks and Dr. Kelly Turkington has not seen any stripe rust in winter wheat plots in Lacombe. Harding adds that these scientists will continue to monitor the stripe rust situation in Alberta this season.

“Reports of overwintering stripe rust is an indicator that early scouting for the disease will be recommended, especially in winter wheat fields and with a focus on susceptible cultivars.”

Mike Harding

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