Wheat Streak Mosaic Virus

Wheat field day attendees
Figure 1. A wheat field day at the Henry J. Stumpf International Wheat Center near Grant in Perkins County on June 21.

Wheat Disease Update: Overview of the 2022 Growing Season

June 24, 2022
The major factors that have impacted the wheat crop in 2022 are drought-like conditions — especially in western Nebraska, where freeze damage also caused significant injury — hail, and the virus diseases wheat streak mosaic and barley yellow dwarf.

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Hail damaged wheat

Pre-harvest Hail in 2022 Elevates the Risk for Wheat Streak Mosaic in 2023

June 17, 2022
This year, given the widespread pre-harvest hail in Nebraska wheat, it's crucial to take measures that will minimize the risk of occurrence of wheat streak mosaic in next year’s winter wheat crop. 

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Wheat streak mosaic

Wheat Disease Update: Barley Yellow Dwarf and Wheat Streak Mosaic

June 9, 2022
Widespread wheat streak mosaic and severe barley yellow dwarf have been scouted in Panhandle wheat fields.

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Stripe rust in a field
Figure 1. Stripe rust in a state variety trial at the Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center (ENREC) near Mead, Sauders County, on June 2.

Wheat Disease Update: Stripe Rust, Leaf Rust, and Fusarium Head Blight

June 4, 2021
This week high levels of stripe rust and leaf rust were observed in wheat plots at the Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center (ENREC) near Mead, Sauders County, and at Havelock Farm in Lincoln, Lancaster County.

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Flooded wheat field
Figure 1. A flooded section of a grower’s wheat field in excellent condition in Deuel County on May 25.

Wheat Disease Update

May 27, 2021
Stripe rust and leaf rust confirmed in new counties; Fusarium head blight risk reported as moderate to high in southern Nebraska.

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Wheat stripe rust map

Wheat Disease Update

May 20, 2021
The wheat crop condition was good to excellent in the majority of fields surveyed this week in south central and southwest Nebraska. Stripe rust has been confirmed in 15 counties; leaf rust has been confirmed in one county. 

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Stripe rust

Stripe Rust Confirmed in 11 Counties in Southeast and South-central Nebraska

May 13, 2021
While leaf rust was not observed in any surveyed wheat fields, stripe rust was confirmed in 11 counties this week in southeast and south-central Nebraska.

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fungal leaf spot disease on wheat

Wheat Disease Update – Barley Yellow Dwarf and Fungal Leaf Spots Increasing

May 21, 2020
A survey of wheat fields in southern west central Nebraska (Furnas and Harlan Counties) on May 19 found most fields to have little or no disease. Two fields had a high incidence of barley yellow dwarf.

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