Idaho grain growers brace for yellow dwarf problems

From the Capital Press

Based on the volume and distribution of recent grower reports about barley yellow dwarf infections in winter wheat, University of Idaho Extension cereals pathologist Juliet Marshall said it’s clear the disease will be rampant again this season.

Last season, southern and eastern Idaho grain growers coped with the most widespread barley yellow dwarf outbreak they’d ever experienced. The virus is spread by aphids, causes yellowing of leaves and stunts plant roots. Read the rest of the story here.