Seed & Chemical
Watch for rusts in southern Alberta
By Top Crop Manager
Apr. 20, 2015 - An Alberta pathologist says cereal rusts could be a major problem in the province this year.
"Stripe rust alerts have already been issued in Oregon and Montana," says Mike Harding, plant pathologist, Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development at Brooks. "Leaf rust on winter wheat in southern Alberta has also been reported. It would be wise to scout winter wheat crops regularly for rusts as the wind trajectories and weather conditions are now putting southern Alberta cereal producers at risk for these diseases."
For more information on stripe rust resistance ratings, and other variety information, download Agri-Facts: Varieties of Cereal and Oilseed Crops for Alberta, and/or contact the Alberta Ag-Info Centre at 310-FARM (3276).