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Fusarium Head Blight Risk Elevated in Flowering DE/ MD Wheat

Wheat in southern parts of MD and DE, as well as some early flowering varieties, began flowering the latter half of last week and most of the remaining wheat I expect to flower sometime in the next 7-10 days, depending on temperature.  Flowering…


Stripe Rust Update

Growers should be aware that Stripe Rust was confirmed in different parts of Virginia, including the Eastern Shore, over the weekend.  As mentioned last week, it was confirmed in Kentucky, North Carolina, and Tennessee the previous week.  Currently the level of infection is…


2015 small grains disease outlook

For the second year in a row, we are dealing with the aftermath of a cold, prolonged winter.  In addition, a wet end to the summer resulted in much of the small grains being planted later than normal.  How might this impact the…


Rusts in 2014

Rusts are fungal pathogens with complex life cycles.  After infecting a susceptible host, a rust pathogen produces a organ that functions as a straw, draining the plant of carbon and other vital nutrients.  This is different from other fungal pathogens such as Fusarium,…