Producers urged to watch for wheat disease

A disease that is wreaking havoc on the U.S. winter wheat crop appears to have shown up in Alberta this year, but damage is not expected to be widespread. Michael Harding, a plant pathologist with Alberta Agriculture, wants growers to be on the lookout for wheat streak mosaic virus. “Please keep an eye out for […] Read more

Alberta on watch for wheat virus

Southern Alberta farmers growing cereals, winter wheat in particular, are advised to watch for wheat streak mosaic virus in their crops. The leaf curl mites that carry the virus can be blown on the wind and in some cases can survive over winter if it has a green bridge. Mike Harding, plant pathologist with Alberta […] Read more