Stripe Rust - Puccinia striiformis

    Alternative names
    Wheat Yellow Rust

    Puccinia striiformis is a yellow rust fungus that affects wheat and other grasses. It can cause severe yield loss when it attacks wheat crops.

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    Usually associated with wheat crops although it does affect other grasses.

    When to see it

    When wheat crops are in the fields, July and August.

    UK Status

    Widespread in Britain, particularly in England.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

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