Stephen Wegulo - Extension Plant Pathologist

Stephen Wegulo

Work Plant Sciences Hall (PLSH) 406H
Lincoln NE 68583-0722
Work 402-472-8735 On-campus 2-8735

Faculty Bio
Website: Wheat Disease section of CropWatch Plant Disease Management
Twitter: @wegulo2

Wheat Rust in Kansas; Start Scouting Nebraska Fields March 22, 2016

Due to above average temperatures this winter and going into the spring, coupled with moisture, stripe rust and leaf rust have moved north from southern states sooner than expected.

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Wheat Disease Update: Leaf Rust Confirmed in Eastern Nebraska May 22, 2015

Severity of wheat diseases has increased significantly over the last week. At UNL's Agricultural Research and Development Center (ARDC) near Mead.

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Factors to Consider When Deciding Whether to Treat Stripe Rust in Wheat May 22, 2015

The first appearance of stripe rust pustules in a field indicates that spores arrived in the field and initiated infections at least seven days earlier. Apply a fungicide if stripe rust is seen in a field and the following conditions or factors exist:
  1. Wet, cool weather.
  2. The flag leaf has emerged (or earlier depending on the situation).
  3. It's a susceptible variety.

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