Aster Yellows Was Confirmed in Oat

As a followup to last weeks article entitled Oat and Necrotic Leaf Tips and Margins Dr Russ Groves Lab PCR confirmed the presence of aster yellows in oat. We have also submitted wheat samples showing similar symptomology to Dr. Groves for analysis. Those should be done early next week. There are no known feeding issues related to this pathogen so heavily infected oat can be fed as a forage though tonnage and quality will likely be diminished.