Disease, yields both in short supply with area wheat crop

Wheat disease isn’t a major problem with the Western Kansas crop as harvest approaches.

Then again, with the forecast for dismal yields, the prospect of disease issues doesn’t rate as a major concern with most producers.

Severe drought that began last September and resulted in one of the driest stretches this region has seen in about 125 years is the primary reason for the reduction in yields and disease, according to Erik DeWolf, K-State plant pathologist.


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