Field Guide for Diagnosing Common Wheat Maladies of the Pacific Northwest
August 31, 2017
This field guide provides an overview of basic plant pathology concepts that are relevant to disease identification in wheat. It introduces tools to help distinguish between biotic and abiotic injuries, and discusses patterns of biotic injury in the field to help differentiate seed-borne, foliar and soil-borne plant pathogens. The document concludes with two diagnostic keys that provide photographs and brief descriptions of common wheat diseases of the Pacific Northwest.
Authors: Christina H. Hagerty, Richard W. Smiley