The wheat–mite–virus disease complex is a common biotic constraint to profitable production of a high-quality wheat crop across the Great Plains—one of the largest contiguous wheat production regions in the world. A recent USDA–NIFA grant project extending across the region from Montana to Texas targeted the outcomes that will enable Great Plains wheat growers to improve the sustainability of production. The five webcasts in this series represent the latest knowledge about the wheat–mite–virus complex and make recommendations for reducing the risk of disease and increasing growers’ ability to make efficient management decisions that will reduce both costs and impacts of the virus.

Webcast Presentations

1. Wheat Curl Mite and Its Virus Complex in Wheat
− Dr. Gary L. Hein, University of Nebraska–Lincoln
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2. Management of Mite-transmitted Viruses in the Southern Great Plains
− Dr. Charlie Rush, Texas A&M AgriLife Research
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3. Factors Influencing Wheat Streak Mosaic Outbreaks in Kansas
− Dr. Erick De Wolf, Kansas State University
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4. Managing Mite-transmitted Viruses of Wheat in the Great Plains
− Dr. Stephen Wegulo, University of Nebraska–Lincoln
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5. Important Characteristics to Managing Mite-transmitted Viruses in the Northern Great Plains
− Dr. Mary Burrows, Montana State University
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Surviving the Green Bridge (video, 5:54)

Symptoms of Mite-transmitted Viruses in Wheat (video, 3:45)

Spread of Wheat Curl Mites into Wheat: A Demonstration (video, 13:50)

Wheat Curl Mite Time Machine: an animation demonstrating mite movement and virus impact (video, 5:50)

Interactive animation of mite movement and virus impact

Grant Funding

These webcasts were supported by funds provided through the United States Department of Agriculture, USDA-NIFA grant number 2013-68004-20358.

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