Timely Topics – Disease Resources

Stripe Rust Remains at Very Low Levels

Dr. Xianming Chen, USDA-ARS Plant Pathologist, released his most recent Stripe Rust Update, April 18, 2019. The late winter snow cover and low temperatures combined to reduce overwintering survival of the stripe rust pathogen. Stripe rust was not detected in any commercial fields in his survey of Adams, Benton, Douglas, Franklin, Grant, Lincoln, Walla Walla, and others.

Stripe rust on winter wheat leaf.