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Stripe Rust Reduces Yield in Area Wheat Fields

by Heather Benedict, Regional Agronomists

Stripe rust is being found in wheat fields located along the Missouri River in Northwest Missouri. The disease impacts the top leaf or flag leaf of the wheat plant. Wheat is now in the grain fill stage. When leaves are diseased, the leaf area that is needed for grain fill is damaged and yields will be reduced.

The symptoms of stripe rust are long stripes

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