Thursday, June 9, 2011

Wheat Virus's not too late!

If you are a Colorado wheat grower and your wheat is looking a little yellow or sickly, we are offering again this year (at no charge to the grower/submitter) to test wheat samples for five different viruses (virus screen).  We test for Cereal Yellow Dwarf Virus-rpv (CYDV-rpv), Barley Yellow Dwarf Virus-pav (BYDV-pav), High Plains Virus/Disease (HPV), Wheat Streak Mosaic Virus (WSMV) and Triticum Mosaic Virus (TriMV).  It's not too late to submit your samples to the Diagnostic Clinic this season.  Samples should contain at least 4-5 symptomatic plants so that we have enough leaf material to test.  Information included with the sample should include location of the field, county, variety of wheat (if known) and contact information of the grower or submitter so that we can let you know what the results were.  Our mailing address is Plant Diagnostic Clinic, E215 Plant Sciences Bldg, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO  80523-1177.  If you would like to call and let us know a sample is on the way, our phone number is 970-491-6950. 

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