How important is protecting the flag leaf in the early stages of your wheat crop? The flag leaf is critically important in determining your yield. Any damage done to that leaf will have a direct and dramatic impact on your crops potential. Disease can be one of those damaging factors. Assessing your risk for disease and applying the appropriate measures to deal with it are an important strategy in protecting your yield at flag leaf stage.
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In this episode of the Wheat School, we talk about the importance of protecting the flag leaf with Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture Disease Specialist Faye Dokken-Bouchard. We discuss the importance of a well-timed fungicide application as protection as well as why the flag leaf is so important to yield.
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