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Foliar Diseases

Overall, the most important diseases are fungal foliar diseases. These include Stagonospora nodorum blotch, Septoria tritici blotch, tan spot, powdery mildew, and leaf rust on wheat; crown rust, Septoria blight, and leaf blotch on oats; and powdery mildew, net blotch, scald, and leaf rust on barley. Foliar diseases, if severe during the first few weeks after flowering, can drastically reduce grain yields.


Related Resources

  • Evaluation of foliar and spike disease on rye varieties in New York, 2015. Plant Disease Management Reports 10: CF012. - 2016 (PDF)
  • Evaluation of foliar and spike diseases on winter wheat varieties and breeding lines conducted in New York, 2015. Plant Disease Management Reports 10: CF011. - 2016 (PDF)
  • Evaluation of foliar and spike diseases on wheat, spelt, emmer, and einkorn varieties in central New York, 2015. Plant Disease Management Reports 10: CF010. - 2016 (PDF)
  • Evaluation of foliar and spike diseases on spring wheat and malting barley varieties in eastern New York, 2015. Plant Disease Management Reports 10: CF009. - 2016 (PDF)
  • Evaluation of foliar and spike diseases on winter small grains varieties in eastern New York, 2015. Plant Disease Management Reports 10: CF008. - 2016 (PDF)
  • Identifying Rust Diseases of Wheat and Barley (PDF)