Wheat viruses are starting to show up across the state. Although some of these viruses can sometimes be difficult to distinguish by eye, they do behave differently in the field. Here is a review of some key facts about wheat viruses and some timely reminders for sample submission to the Plant Disease Diagnostic Lab.
Wheat streak mosaic virus has been confirmed in Russel, Barton, and Ellis counties in 2024. Now is an excellent time to start scouting for this disease. Wheat streak mosaic virus is just one of several viruses that you need to be on the lookout for. Here is a review of some key facts about wheat viruses.