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Cereal Cyst Nematode confirmed in Montana

The effects of Cereal Cycst Nematode (CCN) can be confused with Rhizoctonia root rot. Now is the time to watch for signs/symptoms of this pest in cereals. For more information on what symptoms and signs look like, see the Montana AgAlert for CCN. To learn more, or to see more MSU alerts, visit the Montana […] Read more



Stripe rust update for southern and central Alberta

Stripe rust continues to be reported in southern and central Alberta. Eric Amundsen at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada in Lethbridge surveyed winter wheat fields for stripe rust last week and reported finding the disease in five of 12 fields (two in Cardston County, one field in each of Lethbridge County, County of Warner and M.D. […] Read more

Winter wheat stripe rust update

Four Alberta counties reporting, fungicide applications may be necessary in some cases

Stripe rust on winter wheat has now been reported in the following counties: Cardston, Lethbridge, Lacombe, and Warner. Additionally, there was a report of potential stripe rust in the Edmonton area and there is some evidence that stripe rust overwintered in Alberta again this year. Frequent scouting of winter wheat fields across the province is […] Read more


Stripe rust spread slowing, spring wheat fields most affected

Pest surveillance branch update August 7, 2014

Mike Harding, AARD – Twenty-four spring wheat fields were surveyed for stripe rust in the Lethbridge, Warner, Taber and Forty Mile counties of southern Alberta. The continuing hot, dry weather has generally slowed the spread of the disease. Among spring wheat fields surveyed, stripe rust was observed in 58 per cent with average stripe rust […] Read more

Stripe rust update: July 24, 2014

Weather providing good infection conditions, but development progressing slowly

Dr. Denis Gaudet at AAFC-Lethbrige, and his crew, surveyed fourteen winter wheat and 22 spring wheat fields were surveyed for stripe rust in the Lethbridge, Warner, Taber, Forty Mile and Cypress counties of southern Alberta. Regular thunder showers and cool evening temperatures have provided good infection conditions for development of stripe rust. However, stripe rust […] Read more


Stripe rust update: July 9, 2014

Stripe rust continues to spread through commercial winter wheat fields. It has now been reported in southern Alberta by Dr. Denis Gaudet (AAFC-Lethbridge), in Lacombe/Red Deer/Olds by Dr. Kequan Xi (AARD-Lacombe), in Whitecourt/Edson (anonymous) and all the way up in Beaverlodge by Dr. Kelly Turkington (AAFC-Lacombe). Stripe rust at the levels observed, and at the […] Read more

Southern Alberta stripe rust survey

June 30 to July 3, 2014

Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development – Dr. Denis Gaudet, and his crew from the Lethbridge Research Centre, surveyed twenty-three fields of winter wheat for stripe rust in the Lethbridge, Cardston, Taber, Forty Mile and Cypress counties. Two fields in the Cardston and Welling regions  were observed with 60 per cent incidence (55 per cent severity) and 33 […] Read more