Free Testing of Wheat for Ergot -- UNL CropWatch, July 15, 2011

Free Testing of Wheat for Ergot -- UNL CropWatch, July 15, 2011

July 15, 2011

This year ergot occurred in several wheat growing areas in the state, especially in south central and southeast Nebraska. If you would like a free ergot test of your wheat, drop off a sample to your nearest extension office or mail the sample to:

UNL Plant and Pest Diagnostic Clinic
Attn: Stephen Wegulo
448 Plant Sciences Hall
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lincoln, NE 68583-0722

The sample size should be at least two quarts. A suitable container is a 1 gallon Ziploc bag.

Samples should be submitted by Aug. 1 and include the following information:

  • Name
  • Address
  • County
  • Wheat variety if known

Stephen Wegulo
Extension Plant Pathologist

Michael Carlson
Assistant Professor of Practice