Bob Harveson - Extension Plant Pathologist, Panhandle Research and Extension Center

wheat stripe rust in the Panhandle
wheat stripe rust in the Panhandle

Stripe Rust Reports in Wheat Lead to Winter Treatment Research

November 18, 2016
Reports of stripe rust in wheat continued throughout the Panhandle this week, particularly in Kimball and Banner counties. With additional sightings from central and southwest Nebraska, the disease appears to be widespread statewide this fall.

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Figure 1. This is the second successive year for stripe rust to be identified in the fall in Panhandle wheat.
Figure 1. This is the second successive year for stripe rust to be identified in the fall in Panhandle wheat.

Stripe Rust of Wheat Identified in the Panhandle

November 4, 2016
On Nov. 1 stripe rust was identifield in a wheat field in the Nebraska Panhandle. This is the second successive year when the disease emerged in the fall and University of Nebraska plant pathologists are seeking reports for further research.

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Stripe rust in wheat in the Nebraska Panhandle. (Photo by Bob Harveson)
Figure 1. Stripe rust in wheat in the Nebraska Panhandle. (Photo by Bob Harveson)

Stripe Rust in Wheat

September 2, 2016

This is from a four-part series on stripe rust's history and geographic distribution, biology and life cycle, causes of recent severe epidemics, and management options. Find all the stories on the UNL Panhandle Research and Extension Center website under Panhandle Perspectives. 

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Pre-Planting Steps for Managing Winter Wheat Diseases

August 4, 2016
Paying attention to these five areas before planting winter wheat can help assure a healthier crop for 2017: planting at the appropriate date, using tolerant cultivars, planting into a firm seedbed, controlling weeds and volunteer wheat, and treating seed with fungicide.

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Dry Bean Production in Nebraska - The Early Years

August 4, 2016
The authors look at the early history of Nebraska's dry bean industry from initial (and low-yielding) production in 1895 to its growth through marketing contracts and new processing facilities in the mid 1930s.

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Logo showcasing 2016 International Year of the Pulse
Logo showcasing 2016 International Year of the Pulse

Gregor Mendel and His Peas – the Origin of Modern Genetics

June 14, 2016
This is part of a series celebrating the International Year of Pulses.

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Rollins Emerson - Early Dry Bean Researcher in Nebraska

June 3, 2016
Rollins Emerson, who became a world renowned corn geneticist, should first be recognized as the catalyst for developing the Nebraska dry bean industry. This article is one in a series by UNL faculty at the Panhandle Research and Extension Center exploring dry bean and yellow pea production in Nebraska, as part of 2016, the International Year of the Pulses.

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Wheat stripe rust
Figure 1. A flag leaf completely covered with stripe rust in a grower’s field in Nuckolls County on May 25.

Stripe Rust Increasing; Spray Your Wheat to Protect the Flag Leaf

June 2, 2016
Stripe rust has significantly increased in all wheat-growing areas in Nebraska. It is recommended that wheat be treated with a fungicide to protect the flag leaf. If the incidence (percentage of flag leaves diseased) or severity (percentage of the flag leaf area diseased) is less than 50%, spraying a fungicide will significantly reduce yield loss due to stripe rust.

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