Stripe Rust

Tan spot
Figure 1. Tan spot on a wheat leaf. (Photos by Stephen Wegulo)

After-harvest Wheat Disease Management Strategies for Reducing Losses in 2024

July 13, 2023
Strategies that can be used between now and planting winter wheat this fall to minimize losses due to diseases during next year’s growing season.

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Stripe rust
Figure 1. Stripe rust in a grower’s wheat field in Deuel County on June 12. (Photo by Stephen Wegulo)

Update on Rust Diseases of Wheat – June 16, 2023

June 16, 2023
Stripe rust and leaf rust were observed in Nebraska fields this week; however, these diseases are not expected to cause significant yield reductions due to their late arrival in the wheat growing season.

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Wheat field

Wheat Disease Update for June 1, 2023

June 1, 2023
Tan spot was identified in several fields recently surveyed in the Panhandle, and though Fusarium head blight hasn't been observed in fields yet, parts of western Nebraska are currently at high risk for infection. 

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Wheat field in southeast Nebraska
Figure 1. A wheat field in Fillmore County in southeast Nebraska on May 17. There were no foliar diseases and emergence was uniform, but plants were much shorter than normal due to inadequate soil moisture. (Photo by Stephen Wegulo)

Wheat Disease Update for May 18, 2023

May 18, 2023
Though stripe rust has been sighted in southern Kansas wheat fields, there have been no signs of disease in Nebraska wheat as of yet.

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Wheat stem maggot

Wheat Disease Update — June 10

June 10, 2022
Growers in southeast Nebraska have detected trace levels of foliar fungal diseases in wheat fields; no rust diseases have been reported yet. 

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Wheat streak mosaic

Wheat Disease Update: May 19

May 20, 2022
Recent drought-like conditions have slowed the onset of diseases in wheat fields, with only trace levels of diseases observed in southeast Nebraska so far.

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Wheat field day attendees
Figure 1. A wheat field day at the High Plains Ag Lab in Cheyenne County on June 15.

Wheat Disease Update

June 18, 2021
The majority of fields visited in southern Nebraska this week had only trace levels of Fusarium head blight, but moderate to high levels of FHB were observed in susceptible varieties in a state variety trial in Red Willow County.

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Fusarium head blight
Figure 1. Fusarium head blight in a grower’s field in Nuckolls County on June 8.

Trace to Low Levels of Fusarium Head Blight Observed in Wheat Fields in South-central and Southeast Nebraska

June 10, 2021
In southern Nebraska, Fusarium head blight has been observed. In other parts of the state, hot temperatures have slowed the development of new stripe rust, but heavily infected fields are now experiencing accelerated drying out of leaves.  

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