Disease has been an ongoing concern with this year’s wheat crop. Bayer technical service representative Kevin Thorsness says the July rains came at a time when the crop was most susceptible for fusarium head scab. “The thunderstorms that came through left a lot of bacterial leaf streak and both of those diseases can be yield-limiting.” During harvest time, humidity was high and there was a lot of dew. That continued to promote disease. “The fusarium organism continued to grow quite a while on the crop and it left some high DON levels.”
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