Wheat streak mosaic virus (WSMV) was first observed in the Midwestern United States in 1919, and described by H.H. McKinney in 1937. Since that time, the wheat curl mite vector and WSMV are considered endemic to wheat production in the Great Plains, and the disease has spread to other countries including Australia and Argentina. Cultural methods of management are the only effective controls including eliminating the green bridge and the use of resistant varieties. With the discovery of two new WCM-transmitted viruses, Triticum mosaic virus and Wheat mosaic virus (formerly High Plains virus), management has become even more challenging. A regional team of research, extension, education and evaluation specialists is currently working on developing a risk model for mite-transmitted cereal viruses to add more tools to the toolbox of management. In this seminar we will present some recent research efforts and discuss why this disease defies management for both scientific and sociological reasons.
October 12, 2015
American Society of Agronomy
Integrated Pest Management : 1.00
Soil Science Society of America
Professional Meetings: 1.00
Member/Certified Professional Price:$25.00