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Wheat streak mosaic in Alberta and its control

Description

The information in this fact sheet was prepared five decades ago by Dr. J.T. Slykhuis and Dr. J.E. Andrews at the Agriculture Canada, Lethbridge Research Station. With a few minor revisions, all their virus control information is as valid now as it was then. Wheat streak mosaic, which is probably native to southern Alberta, was first recognized here in 1952. In both 1952 and 1953, wheat streak mosaic caused severe damage to a number of winter and spring wheat crops. It did so again on winter and spring wheats in 1992 in the Claresholm to Mossleigh area. This disease can be controlled or reduced to a minimum by following certain cultural and agronomic practices. The following information is provided to answer some of the questions being asked by farmers about wheat streak mosaic and to suggest methods for its control.

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field crop diseases field crops grain crops plant diseases wheat wheat streak mosaic

Title and publication information

Type
Fact Sheet
Series Title

Agri-facts

Extent

3 pages

Frequency

Once

Publisher / Creator Information

Publisher

Agriculture, Food, and Rural Development (1992-2006)

Contributor

Evans, Ieuan R.

Place of Publication

Edmonton

Subject Information

Topic
Agriculture
Subject (LCSH)

Wheat--Alberta.

Resource Dates

Date Created

1993-01-01

Date Added

2015-12-10T18:03:35.517893

Date Modified

1993-01-01

Date Issued

1993-01-01

Audience information

Identifiers

AGDEX number

112/632-3

NEOS catalogue key

2387897

Usage / Licence

Contact

Contact Name

Agriculture and Forestry

Contact Email

duke@gov.ab.ca