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Plant diseases to look for in 2014

Provincial officials say the story for 2013 was of extremely localized disease 
outbreaks and the one for this coming year could be the arrival of new threats

Last year underscored the need for timely scouting for crop diseases. “Disease patterns matched the weather,” provincial pathology researcher Mike Harding said at last month’s 2014 Irrigation Update conference. “Different conditions led to serious disease issues in one area and virtually none just 20 miles away.” For example, cereal leaf spot diseases were widespread especially […] Read more