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From the road, the crop had a purplish tinge to it. Although they appeared consistently throughout the field, the symptoms were more pronounced in drier areas, such as hilltops.

Crop advisor casebook: What’s causing extreme stem discolouration in this wheat crop?

A Crop Advisor's Solution from the March 13, 2018 issue of Grainews

While checking some crops, Ron, a Saskatchewan producer, was alarmed to find his wheat crop’s plant stems had turned a vivid reddish-purple colour within a very short period of time. It was August 9 when Ron asked me to investigate the cause of the stems’ colour change. Ron farms 3,000 acres of wheat, canola, barley […] Read more