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Stripe Rust Reported In Area Wheat Fields


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By IVY HOLLINGSWORTH
THE DALHART TEXAN

Stripe rust, a disease affecting wheat and caused by the fungus Puccinia striiformis, develops in early spring and is favored by cool temperatures—45 degrees Fahrenheit to 65 degrees Fahrenheit — and high humidity. Primary symptoms consist of narrow orange-yellow stripes on leaves, sheaths, awns and glumes.

There are several pathogenic races of this fungus. This fungus requires living host plants and survives between seasons on volunteer plants. Wheat is the main host, but barley, triticale, rye and related grasses are also affected.

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