This document presents a comprehensive and detailed, but summarised overview of bacterial leaf streak and black chaff of wheat. Learn more about:

  • Leaf streak symptoms
  • Bacterial black chaff symptoms
  • Host range
  • Yield loss to bacterial leaf streak
    • Assessment of leaf surface area infected
  • Disease cycle
    • Survival and sources of inoculum
    • Transmission and infection by the bacterium
    • Climate
    • Severity of disease
  • Control methods
    • Prior to planting
    • During the growth season

Information sheet: Bacterial leaf streak and black chaff of wheat


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