Northern Kansas scout alert for Wheat Stripe Rust

Scout alert for Wheat Stripe Rust


Yet another disease may soon or already is affecting the wheat in north central Kansas. Unfortunately, stripe rust continues to spread throughout the state of Kansas from the south to the north with more showing up in our area.

Stripe rust is a serious threat to wheat production in Kansas and has been reported in Kansas for decades. Certain weather conditions can significantly affect the spread and development of the disease.

Research indicates the population of the fungus that causes stripe rust has changed and this new population is better adapted to warm temperatures. Therefore, stripe rust...

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