Heads up- for Fusarium head blight.

Wheat in the southern part of Illinois is approaching heading or just headed, which means that flowering will start within 4-5 days, depending on temperature (heads produce small yellow…

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Heads up- for Fusarium head blight.
A spikelet showing signs and symptosm of Fusarium head blight infection. Note the orange growth on the spikelet.

Cool season viruses in wheat

Currently, most small grains are approaching jointing or just past jointing in many parts of the state.  Now is the time that you most likely will start to see…

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Cool season viruses in wheat
Figure 1. Symptoms of wheat spindle streak in wheat.

Tips to help you make fungicide decisions

Every year we hear about fungicides, and their utility in agronomic production systems.  Indeed, these products can be an extremely useful tool to prevent yield-related losses resulting from fungal…

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Tips to help you make fungicide decisions
The disease pyramid. Plant diseases only occur when the right pathogen is present with a suceptible plant and the environment is conducive for disease. The amount of time spent in disease favorable conditions results in the overall amount of disease. Image N Kleczewski
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