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By Tesia Galvan
Staff Writer 

Two barley diseases addressed at WESTI Ag Days

 

February 20, 2016



WORLAND – A plant pathologist identified and gave tips for treatment for two barley diseases MillerCoors LLC wants growers to know about at Friday morning WESTI Ag Days presentation.

William Stump, an Extension plant pathologist, identified and gave tips for treatment for fusarium head blight and ergot.

Fusarium head blight is a fungal disease that can cause disease in both barley and wheat, Stump said. “A primary symptom is come bleaching of the florets prior to maturity.”

Stump said “Fusarium head blight has always been around but is becoming is starting to sneak back into the s...



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