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Wheat Soilborne Mosaic Virus


© Kansas State University, Department of Plant Pathology

Pathogen(s) causing disease:

Soilborne wheat mosaic virus (SBWMV)

Symptoms:

Mild green to yellow mosaic with parallel streaks on lower leaves. Yellow-green mottling, dashes, and streaks. Reddish streaking and necrosis at leaf tips sometimes occurs. Stunting can be moderate to severe.

Conditions:

 Favored by long periods of fluctuating temperatures in early spring.

Management:

Resistant varieties, planting after fly-free date.

Sources:

Kansas State University
Purdue University

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