Warm Weather Helps Farmers Dodge Scab

Drought conditions have really hurt area farmers this year, but most wheat and barley producing states have dodged a grain-withering fungus.

The grain-shriveling disease, or scab, has cost wheat, durum and barley farmers billions of dollars in crop losses in the past.

The disease can also sicken humans and livestock.

Scab is triggered by wet weather at flowering time.

The warm and windy conditions replaced excessive moisture this year in most states during that stage.


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