Wheat Diseases I

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CoverCollege of Agriculture
Cooperative Extension Service and Vocational Agriculture Service
University of Illinois

This information sheet illustrates the symptoms of 15 wheat diseases with full-color photographs. Accompanying each photograph is a written description of the symptoms of the disease and a short discussion of the causes and conditions of infection.


  • Wheat diseases
  • Blackhead molds
  • Botrytis head mold
  • Common bunt
  • Stinking smut
  • Loose smut
  • White heads
  • Foot rot
  • Scab blight
  • Head blight
  • Black chaff
  • Septoria leaf blotch
  • Stem rust
  • Leaf rust
  • Glume blotch
  • Tan leaf spot
  • Yellow leaf spot
  • Powdery mildew
  • Cephalosporium stripe


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