Wheat School: Conditions are Right for Fusarium in Alberta – Kelly Turkington

In this episode of the Wheat School, we talk to Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada Plant Pathologist Kelly Turkington about the elevated risk of fusarium in parts of Alberta. Fusarium in Alberta is nothing new, however, weather conditions in Alberta in June and July have made the potential for infection that much greater. That abundance of moisture in typically drier months provides good grounds for the production of innoculum and the risk of infection.

I caught up with Kelly in Lacombe, Alberta where we talked about fusarium graminearum, some of the ways it spreads and some of the risk factors involved.


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