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Wheat streak mosaic virus confirmed in Montana fields

Farmers in Montana and Canada are already watching disease pressure in winter wheat, as reports of wheat streak mosaic virus have already been confirmed. Symptoms in the fall are unusual, but weather conditions are a large factor.

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Head blight a bigger problem in Idaho

The fungal disease referred to as head blight is being found extensively in wheat and became a problem for some malt barley growers in Idaho in 2015.

Fusarium head blight produces the DON toxin, which is unacceptable for malting and milling of either wheat or barley. The degree of the problem for wheat or barley in Idaho for 2015 has not been fully determined, but more Fusarium is being detected all the time.

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