​​​​Important Characteristics to Managing Mite-Transmitted Viruses in the Northern Great Plains

December 2018 | 29 min., 24 sec.
by Mary Burrows
Montana State University


​Wheat streak mosaic virus is an important virus of cereals in the northern Great Plains. Many aspects of the environment, weather, and climate uniquely affect the epidemiology of this virus complex in this region compared with the southern Great Plains. In this webcast, we discuss those unique features and research on the disease complex performed in Montana, as well introduce an educational tool being developed to assist growers in assessing their risk of wheat streak.

About the Presenter

Mary BurrowsMary Burrows obtained her PhD in plant pathology from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. She started her position as the extension plant pathology specialist at Montana State University in August 2006. Her extension and research activities focus on diseases of field crops. She directs the Schutter Plant Diagnostic Laboratory and the Regional Pulse Crop Diagnostic Laboratory; serves as the integrated pest management coordinator for Montana and the IR-4 Project state liaison representative; and has an active applied research program.​

Contact Information:
Email: mburrows@montana.edu

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​Grant Funding

​This webcast was supported by funds provided through the United States Department of Agriculture, USDA-NIFA grant number 2013-68004-20358.


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