Fungicide seed treatments are becoming an important part of wheat production in Kansas. In 2019, Fusarium is an important issue for many seed producers. Learn how seed treatments can help with seed-borne diseases.
The KSRE publication "Foliar Fungicide Efficacy for Wheat Disease Management" has been updated for 2020. Check out this valuable resource when deciding on a fungicide application to wheat.
Stripe rust continues to be the top disease story for Kansas wheat in 2020. Leaf rust has also made an appearance. What other diseases should you be looking for and are fungicides still an option? Find out more in this article.
Seed treatments are an important part of wheat production in Kansas. An updated version of the K-State publication MF2955, Seed Treatment Fungicides for Wheat Disease Management 2020 is now available.
Seed treatments are strongly advised for wheat seed that is being saved from previous seasons. The 2020 harvest saw higher than normal levels of common bunt and loose smut in Kansas.
Wondering about wheat fungicide recommendations for different diseases? The KSRE publication "Foliar Fungicide Efficacy for Wheat Disease Management" has been updated for 2021. There are many fungicides available in Kansas that provide very good to excellent control of foliar diseases.
Wet weather in many parts of Kansas this week are favorable for both Fusarium head blight (FHB or scab) and stripe rust development. In this article, we walk through some reminders for fungicide applications for each of these diseases. Timing of treatment is key!
Corn producers in Kansas should be scouting fields and assessing the need for a foliar fungicide application. Different diseases are discussed in this article with management recommendations.