Last year proved to be a unique situation for producers in Southern Alberta with regard to stripe rust. An over-wintering of the disease exposed producers to it earlier than usual with damaging results. Given the particularly mild winter across the prairies this year, producers should be on the lookout for stripe rust a lot earlier. If left unchecked, the disease can be very explosive and can spread rapidly.
In this episode of the Wheat School, we talk to Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada Research Scientist Kelly Turkington about stripe rust, what makes it such an explosive leaf disease and how and when to treat it quickly and effectively.
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