During the Langdon Research Extension Center field day, NDSU Extension cereal grains specialist Andrew Friskop addressed disease management. While disease pressure has been relatively low this growing season, there is a disease that fit every type of weather pattern. “This year, the dry weather and periods of stress are causing root rot in barley. When farmers make decisions for variety selections, they should focus on historically problematic diseases. Always make sure to check the scores and consider how that will be managed in the season.” Friskop expects quality issues should be minimal this year. “We’re in a scenario with a sense of optimism. I don’t think we’ll see as many issues with disease in the small grains that we’ve had in the last three to four years.” Hear more in this interview.