Sask. farmers advised to monitor crops for plant diseases

Saskatchewan farmers are being advised to monitor their crops for plant diseases due to warm humid weather this month.

The crop extension specialist in Weyburn, Sherri Roberts, says some early signs of ergot have turned up in roadside grass.

She suggests producers mow the grass to keep the plant disease from spreading into nearby fields and pasture.

Ergot is a fungus disease which downgrades crops and can cause abortions in cattle.


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