Bacterial Leaf Streak and Black Chaff of Cereal Crops in the Prairies
Bacterial leaf streak and bacterial black chaff of cereals, caused by Xanthomonas translucens pv. undulosa and Xanthomonas translucens pv. translucens, have become more prevalent in the Prairie provinces recently due to a combination of favourable conditions and increased awareness.
Bacterial leaf streak is an important disease of cereal crops all over the world and can cause a significant reduction in yield.
It has been reported that severe infections can reduce yield by up to 50 per cent.
Find out more about the research being done and how you can mitigate it in your crop.