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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Wheat Virus Early Detection Alert System Update- 15th April 2015

Wheat Virus Early Detection Alert System Update- 15th April 2015

Jacob Price, Senior Research Associate Plant Pathology- Texas AgriLife Research, Amarillo TX, has released a wheat virus detection conformation / alert today.  The following came from the lab in Amarillo today:


  
Wheat Virus Early Detection Alert System Update- 15th April 2015
Jacob Price, Senior Research Associate
Plant Pathology- Texas AgriLife Research, Amarillo TX

The following wheat viral pathogens have been identified from samples collected at the following dates and counties:

Beaver County, OK - Wheat streak mosaic virus 4-10-15
                                     Triticum mosaic virus 4-10-15

Sherman County, TX-  Wheat streak mosaic virus 4-10-15

Tom Green County, TX- Wheat streak mosaic virus 4-10-15
                                            Triticum mosaic virus 4-10-5
  
In many areas of the Texas High Plains, we have enjoyed a good start to the wheat season.   However, incidence of wheat viral pathogens are increasing within Potter County and other areas in Texas.  Many of these infections took place during the fall, but as temperatures continue to rise, symptoms of viral infection becomes more apparent.  To scout for these pathogens, look for a yellow splotchy pattern on the leaves, which progresses to streaks.  Symptoms usually begin on the edge of the field and decrease in occurrence with distance into the field.   To have plants tested for any pathogens, send whole plants to the diagnostics lab here at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Amarillo.  For further information on wheat virus disease management and identification, including diagnostic sampling and submission, please visit the Plant Pathology Wheat Virus Early Detection System website or contact Jacob Price.

Jacob Price
Senior Research Associate
Texas A&M AgriLife Research
Amarillo, TX

Thanks Jacob,
Blayne

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