Wheat growers face waiting game on snow mold severity

From the Capital Press

Farmers worried about snow mold damage in their wheat fields need to wait three to four weeks to determine whether their crop will recover, a plant expert says.

Snow mold can look worse on the surface than it actually is, said Tim Murray, plant pathologist at Washington State University. The fungi that cause the disease occur all over the surface of the plant.

“The longer the snow cover, the more area it’s going to cover and the worse it’s going to look when the snow comes off,” Murray said. Read the rest of the story here.