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Plant Disease Notes - Wheat Scab Or Head Blight
William S Gazaway
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Pages / Length: 2
Publication Date: 08/10/1997

Wheat scab or head blight is one of the more damaging diseases of wheat in the United States. Nationwide, this disease has caused the wheat industry millions of dollars in yield losses. In the Midwest and High Plains, scab is the major obstacle to wheat production in recent years. Fortunately, scab has not been a major problem for wheat growers in Alabama. Scab can be an occasional problem in the more humid wheat growing areas of the Gulf Coast. Scab in addition to attacking wheat also attacks and reproduces on barley, oats, and corn.