growing winter wheat

Leaf spotting diseases can be caused by one or a combination of leaf spotting pothogens causing tan spot on leaves and potentially infecting wheat kernels causing red or pink smudge and black point. Severely infected kernels can result in significant downgrading of seed quality.

Managing leaf spotting diseases starts with the seed: try and ensure you are planting disease-free kernels. Proper tillage, crop rotation practices, and fungicides are also management practices for leaf spotting diseases.