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Stripe Rust Predicted to Make a Big Impact in 2020

March 26, 2020
This agronomic image shows stripe rust

Stripe rust

Given the recent weather in the Pacific Northwest, you need to be especially vigilant for signs of stripe rust in your winter wheat.

You can recognize stripe rust by its yellow-orange pustules located between leaf veins. Its ability to thrive in cool, humid weather makes this year’s mild winter an ideal environment for disease development. As a result, researchers with the Washington State University Extension announced stripe rust could cause 48% yield loss on highly susceptible varieties in 2020. For moderately susceptible to susceptible varieties, researchers predict yield loss up to 24%.

Considering the increased potential for yield loss, it’s important to be proactive, scout fields early and often and apply a fungicide with preventive and curative activity. To protect profitability from stripe rust and other diseases such as powdery mildew or Septoria leaf blight, we recommend Trivapro® fungicide.

Powered by 3 active ingredients, Trivapro works overtime to protect your wheat from disease and boost plant health. Under high or low disease pressure, Trivapro provides consistent results, helping to increase potential yield at harvest.

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