University of Maryland Extension


Wheat is Maryland's most popular small grain and cover crop with over 300,000 acres planted annually.

UMD Small Grain Trials

US Wheat and Barley Scab Initiative

Fusarium Head Blight Prediction Center

Wheat Diseases

- Fungicide Efficacy for Control of Wheat Diseases

Stripe Rust Susceptible Varieties - Wye Variety Trials

Dr. Kleczewski has rated the Wye Variety trials for stripe rust. The following varieties were susceptible:

Dynagro Shirley
SY 547
FS 865
Dynagro 9692
SY Viper
MAS 425
USG 3197
MBX 15-E-229
SS 8530

Stripe rust ratings are also included by some companies and should be reliable.

If you have fields with any of these varieties planted you should check for presence of the pathogen. It will likely be detected in foci within the field and appear light yellow/orange in color from the field edge. Orange to yellow pustules, often arranged in strips, are likely to be found in the mid to upper canopy. These will rub off on your hand, leaving a rusty residue. Resistant varieties should not be at risk for significant disease development, but still should be scouted for disease presence.

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