A new growing season means a new set of potential disease issues in crops. As wheat starts coming out of the ground, NDSU Extension plant pathologist Friskop encourages farmers to scout fields. Disease identification is an important first step, and weather can have an impact. “Areas with cool and wet weather have good conditions some of the seportia fungi, such as tan spot,” says Friskop. Areas with drier conditions won’t see fungal leaf spot disease take off right away. “Instead, you might see more root rots. However, like anything, the weather can change quite quickly.”
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