2016 Fusarium Head Blight Screening Nursery Results

Jason Wight, Agronomy Field Trials Coordinator, University of Maryland; jpwight@umd.edu and Nathan Kleczewski, Extension Specialist – Plant Pathology; nkleczew@udel.edu Overview The misted nursery is a tool used to assess variety response to Fusarium head blight (FHB). The most significant losses… Continue Reading

Small Grain Disease Update – April 29, 2016

Nathan Kleczewski, Extension Specialist – Plant Pathology; nkleczew@udel.edu Barley is headed out in the majority of fields. If you planted untreated seed, you may notice black heads (Figure 1). The heads, when touched, will produce a black “dust.” This is… Continue Reading

Stripe Rust in Virginia and Other Small Grain Disease Updates

Nathan Kleczewski, Extension Specialist – Plant Pathology; nkleczew@udel.edu Growers should be aware that Stripe Rust was confirmed in different parts of Virginia, including the Eastern Shore, over the weekend. As mentioned last week, it was confirmed in Kentucky, North Carolina,… Continue Reading

Small Grain Disease Update – April 8, 2016

Nathan Kleczewski, Extension Specialist – Plant Pathology; nkleczew@udel.edu Cool to cold temperatures persist, which has squashed most disease progress in small grains. Most wheat is around Feekes 6-7 in many parts of the Delaware, and some barley is at boot… Continue Reading