Loose Smut of Wheat

Clayton Hollier, Padgett, Guy B., Groth, Donald E.  |  1/14/2013 11:13:20 PM

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Loose smut is caused by the fungus Ustilago tritici. The disease can be recognized easily at the time of heading by the characteristic dusty black appearance of diseased heads that emerge from the boot slightly earlier than those of healthy plants. (PDF format only)
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