North Carolina Wheat Disease Update

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For wheat flowering now, scab risk is low across North Carolina. Risk is likely to remain low for the next 10-14 days or more, given the dry weather forecast.

Meanwhile, stripe rust is reported in locations from the central Coastal Plain to Perquimans County in northeast NC. Wheat varieties rated resistant or moderately resistant to stripe rust should not be at risk, but varieties rated susceptible or moderately susceptible should be scouted. Do not delay applying a fungicide when stripe rust is found. It can develop much quicker than a leaf rust epidemic, and in a susceptible variety can do greater damage.

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Photo of Maryanna BennettMaryanna BennettExtension Agent, Agriculture - Field Crops (252) 459-9810 (Office) Maryanna_Bennett@ncsu.eduNash County, North Carolina
Updated on Apr 20, 2017
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