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White heads had popped up randomly throughout the durum field. The plants with the white heads were completely sterile and felt crispy, yet they were attached to a healthy, green plant.

Crop Advisor’s Casebook: What’s causing white heads in this durum crop?

A Crop Advisor's Solution from the October 17, 2017 issue of Grainews

Frank, who grows durum wheat, lentils, canola and soybeans south of Regina, Sask., called me mid-August in 2016 to discuss an issue with his wheat crop. He noticed white wheat heads popping up randomly throughout the field. “Could this be from heat blast, like in canola flowers?” he asked. “There are more of these heads […] Read more