Description:Dark brown to black tips covering the embryo of the grain usually. Other parts of the grain are occasionally darkened.
Species Affected:Wheat including Durum.
Biology:Caused by weather conditions around grain filling. Previously thought to be a fungus or several species of fungus.
Life Cycle:Origin and History:
Significance:May result in downgrading of grain to a lower quality level.
Management and Control:Sow resistant varieties.
Related and Similar Species:References:
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