As the wheat crop continues to be under stress from heat and lack of moisture, NDSU Extension Wheat Pathologist Andrew Friskop there are a couple of pathogens to watch. “Farmers should be watching for bacterial leaf streak. Although we’ve been dry, the bacterial disease is favored by strong and severe storms rolling through the state. We may start to see this more. It cannot be managed by inputs.” Fusarium head blight is the other disease. “We won’t see the scab risk monitor go up for about seven to 10 days.”
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