A microscopic parasitic roundworm is costing Pacific Northwest wheat growers $51 million in lost revenue each year because it's cutting grain yields by an average of about 5 percent, according to estimates by Oregon State University researchers.
Browning or dieback is usually caused by weather-related stress, sometimes in combination with pests and diseases.
While blueberries grow well in the Pacific Northwest, five major viruses afflict plants in this region. Learn what you need to know to prevent and manage viral disease in your blueberry plants. The most important step? Use certified virus-tested planting stock.