What’s up with Wheat – Diseases

With warmer temperatures wheat has really progressed across the province. Fields in southern Ontario are beginning to head out while fields further east and north are at or approaching flag leaf emergence. That being said, all herbicide applications should be wrapped up in those fields that are at or approaching flag leaf. Disease should be […]

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OMAFRA Field Crop Report – April 19, 2017

Winter Wheat: The winter wheat crop looks excellent throughout much of the province.  There is lots of growth with excellent yield potential. This lush growth will increase the risk of foliar leaf diseases like powdery mildew (Figure 1) and Septoria (Figure 2) especially in susceptible varieties; regular scouting will detect early infection and allow for […]

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Fungicides for Managing Wheat Foliar Diseases and Fuarium Head Blight

  There are many different diseases which are caused by various fungal pathogens that affect cereals in Ontario. The foliar diseases (powdery mildew, leaf rust, Septoria leaf spot, Septoria (Stagonospora) glume blotch and tan spot) and Fuarium Head Blight (FHB) can cause significant yield losses if not managed correctly.  Although these diseases occur in all […]

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