Category: Timely Topics – Disease Resources

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The WSU Wheat Beat Podcast

Introducing the WSU Wheat Beat podcast, a new podcast brought to you by the WSU Extension Dryland Cropping Systems Team. Each week your host, Drew…

It’s Time to Scout for Blackleg in Winter Canola

If you haven’t already been walking your canola fields, now is the time, particularly after the very wet fall, warm temperatures right up to snow…

Stripe Rust Update – April 2017

Dr. Xianming Chen, USDA-ARS Research Plant Pathologist in Pullman, and Dr. Mike Flowers, Oregon State University Extension Cereal Specialist, released disease updates (Dr. Chen’s update…

Pink Snow Mold Destruction Discovered in Area Wheat Fields

Furrows of bleached-looking leaves of winter wheat damaged by pink snow mold in a Prescott, Wash., field. By Linda Weiford, WSU News Damage caused by…

Stripe Rust Update – March 2017

Dr. Chen, USDA-ARS Research Plant Pathologist in Pullman, and the Oregon State University Variety Testing and Plant Pathology Team (Mike Flowers, Larry Lutcher, Christina Hagerty…

Metalaxyl-resistant Pythium

Metalaxyl is the active ingredient in fungicides such as Ridomil, Apron, Subdue, and others used to prevent root rots and seedling diseases caused by the…

Concern Over Snow Mold of Wheat in Eastern Washington

The winter of 2016-17 has been unusually long compared to the past few years, and the prolonged snow cover has raised concerns over potential for…

First Stripe Rust Update of the 2017 Season – January 2017

As many of you know, the 2016 crop season was very favorable for stripe rust due to the mild winter and early spring with temperature…

New Publication Addresses Acidic Soils and How They Interact with Root Diseases

As soil acidification continues to be a concern for growers in the Pacific Northwest, WSU researchers are working to provide information and recommendations for how…

Slime Mold on Wheat

If you are seeing this in your wheat or straw stubble-don’t panic! These little yellow globs are slime molds. Slime molds are in the Myxomycota…
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