Fusarium’s tell tale pink hue. Biovision 2012.

An increase of fusarium incidence in Alberta, combined with a very hot summer, has left some farmers unsure of what’s wrong with some sample of wheat seed. In a very dry year, drought stress can shrivel kernels and cause them to look similar to fusarium damaged kernels. From a marketing perspective, knowing the difference and level of fusarium (if that’s what it is) is paramount.

In this episode of Under the Microscope, Holly Gelech, business development manager with Biovision Seed Labs, explains how to tell the difference between drought stress and fusarium damaged kernels, and the importance of knowing your base grade, regardless of downgrading factors.

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