Abstracts: There are at least a dozen different diseases that affect wheat in the PNW. The first step to managing any disease and implementing a successful integrated pest management (IPM) program is the correct identification of the problem. Tools used to manage diseases in wheat includes chemical strategies, cultural controls, and resistant varieties. This presentation describes several common diseases of wheat in the PNW, some tips on how to correctly diagnose and identify them, along with strategies for managing them. Practical management strategies including cultural and chemical tools, as well as disease resistance of regionally important diseases will be discussed.
Washington State University operates two Plant Pest Diagnostic Clinics, in Puyallup and in Pullman. Services of either clinic are available to clients statewide. For more information, visit our Diagnostic Clinic page.
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