PIERRE, S.D. — Wheat diseases can have significant economical impact on producers. Environmental conditions in early spring can vary considerably and have major influence on the prevalence and extent of specific wheat diseases across the state.
Producers are encouraged to monitor their fields. Early identification of wheat diseases can often be treated.
Reid Christopherson, executive director of the South Dakota Wheat Commission, recommends the multi-state extension publication Wheat Disease Identification.
“This guide is an excellent resource for identifying disease problems in wheat,” Christopherson said. “The guide provides descriptions and photos of many wheat diseases and suggests management practices.”
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— SD Wheat Commission