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Dryland Foot Rot

Overall we have a pretty good looking wheat crop.  In some fields we have some bleached heads showing up.  In a few cases this is due to wheat stem maggot, but mostly it appears to be dryland foot rot.  This … Continue reading

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Leaf Rust Found in Wheat

Leaf rust (Puccinia triticina) was found this week in Dillon  County on wheat that is close to heading.  Everyone growing wheat should scout their fields for rust as soon as they can. The ideal time to apply preventative fungicides to … Continue reading

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Wheat Jointing

The wheat fields have really taken off in the last two weeks.  After an ugly winter, they’re looking thick and green and most fields have started jointing.  Here’s a photo of a field planted into cotton stubble.  A week ago … Continue reading

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Fusarium Head Scab Showing Up in Wheat

Fusarium head scab, or head blight, is showing up in wheat fields in the Pee Dee.  This fungal disease can be distinguished by the bleaching symptom that usually only affects a portion of the grain head.  Fusarium can reduce yield as … Continue reading

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