Wheat streak mosaic virus can be a severe problem for Kansas wheat producers. Large outbreaks can usually be traced back to a lack of control of volunteer wheat. Learn more about the importance of managing volunteer in this article from K-State Extension.
One of the best preventative measures for wheat streak mosaic virus it the timely control of volunteer wheat. Volunteer wheat should be terminated at least 2 weeks prior to wheat planting. Don't underestimate the importance of this management practice.
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For the second year in a row, wheat streak mosaic virus was problematic in wheat in the central corridor of Kansas. One of the best preventative measures for wheat streak is the control of volunteer wheat early and often after harvest. Volunteer wheat should be terminated at least two weeks prior to planting.