Disease Identification and Management in Wheat

Disease pathogens can infect wheat from seeding to ripening. Know when to look for each disease, how to identify diseases, environmental conditions that favor each disease, and options for managing wheat diseases as they become a threat throughout the growing season. 


Disease Identification, Environmental Factors, and Management


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2 Freije, A., Ruhl, G., Wise, K. 2016. Wheat Viruses BP-146-W. Purdue Extension. https://www.extension.purdue.edu/

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6 Friskop, A., Liu, Z. 2016. Fungal leaf spot diseases of wheat: tan spot, Septoria/stagonospora nodorum blotch and Septoria tritici blotch. PP1249. North Dakota State University Extension. https://www.ag.ndsu.edu/publications/crops/fungal-leaf-spot-diseases-of-wheat-tan-spot-septoria-stagonospora-nodorum-blotch-and-septoria-tritici-blotch

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Friskop, A., Budde-Rodriguez, S., Gill, U. 2020. Rust diseases of wheat in North Dakota PP1361. North Dakota State University Publications. https://www.ag.ndsu.edu/publications/crops/rust-diseases-of-wheat-in-north-dakota#:~:text=%20Rust%20Diseases%20of%20Wheat%20in%20North%20Dakota,of%20disease%3A%20Stem%20rust%20is%20caused...%20More%20

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Web sources verified 6/17/2021.  1039_S1

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