Category: Timely Topics – Disease Resources

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2018 Growing Season Clinic Sample Diagnosis

Planting for the 2019 small grains crop is set to begin. In anticipation of the next season here is an overview of what small grain…

Stripe Rust Update and Fusarium Head Blight

The most recent stripe rust update from Dr. Xianming Chen, ARS Plant Pathologist, came out Saturday in the June 16, 2018 forecast.  Since my last…

High-Temperature Adult-Plant Resistance: How Warm is Warm Enough?

High-temperature adult-plant resistance, frequently referred to as HTAP resistance, is used widely in PNW winter and spring wheat varieties to help reduce the impact of…

May Update: Stripe Rust Still at Low Levels, but Starting to Increase

May 8, 2018 stripe rust update by Dr. Xianming Chen; stripe rust is still low but starting to increase as we get into warmer months.

April Update: Stripe Rust Situation Unchanged from March

Stripe rust update for Eastern Washington and Eastern Oregon timely topic.

March Forecast: Potential Damage from Stripe Rust Increases

On March 8, Dr. Xianming Chen, ARS Plant Pathologist, released his most recent forecast (pdf) for stripe rust severity in the coming season. Given the…

Preparing for Spring Scouting

Spring is hopefully around the corner and with spring comes the first opportunity to scout for a few diseases on winter wheat that only show…

Mild Winter Weather and Wheat Diseases – What to Expect?

Last year at this time, we were wondering whether winter was ever going to end. Remember the 60+ days of snow cover that began in…

Good News on the First Stripe Forecast of the 2018 Season!

The 2017 crop season was a mixed bag for stripe rust; although stripe rust was present, it was not nearly as severe as it has…

Plant Pest Diagnostic Clinic Grains & Pulses Roundup

This week’s timely topic focuses on the maladies on grains and pulses samples that have come into the WSU-Pullman Plant Pest Diagnostic Clinic. Fifty-seven (57)…
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