Bacterial leaf streak and scab impacted spring wheat grown across North Dakota and portions of Minnesota in 2019. NDSU Extension Cereal Crop Plant Pathologist Andrew Friskop says both could pop up again in 2020. “Mother Nature will determine how much we will see. Right now, one of the questions we get is about the standing corn and its impact on scab.We are having discussions about selecting good varieties and budgeting for a fungicide.” Friskop says corn is the primary host for the pathogen that causes scab. He was part of the Best of the Best in Wheat and Soybean Research.
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