Bacterial leaf streak is showing up in Minnesota’s wheat crop. University of Minnesota Wheat Breeding and Genetics Professor Jim Anderson says selecting the right variety can help bacterial leaf streak. “There are differences in variety reaction to bacterial leaf streak. They’re not as consistent or predictable as some of our other diseases. It’s it’s very much dependent on the timing of where that variety is in its growth stage when the conditions are favorable for the bacteria to infect.” Anderson says a few standout varieties include South Dakota State University’s Boost and University of Minnesota’s Lang-MN. He also says wheat growers in the northern part of the state could see some scab in wheat the next few weeks.
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