03.10.2017

Kansas Farmer: Spread of Wheat Blast Disease Puts New Urgency on Researchers

(Published on Kansas Farmer)

By P.J. Griekspoor, March 10, 2017

Picture a wheat disease so virulent that it can wipe out 100% of yield on infected plants. Now, imagine that no known chemistry controls it when weather favors disease…Read more.

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