OSU Cereal Central is all about getting the knowledge a grower needs for growing wheat, barley, canola, and other cereals in the dryland farming region of the Pacific Northwest. It is an educational effort of OSU Extension.
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Soil Borne Wheat Disease Expands
The wheat disease, soilborne wheat mosaic virus, has made itself known this spring in parts of the Walla Walla Valley in southern Washington and northeastern Oregon. This is the second time it has appeared, but this time it is more noticeable and wider spread than 2 years ago according to local crop consultant Jerry Zahl of Walla Walla. Two years ago affected areas were small and limited to low lying areas. This time around more fields are affected and larger areas are showing symptoms. Spofford area near Milton-Freewater, Oregon and in the Mill Creek and Russell Creek areas east of Walla Walla, Washington are again seeing the disease.Visit www.cerealcentral.com for more information.