Researchers ask growers' help in ergot monitoring

capitalpress.com - 05-24

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Oregon State University Extension plant pathologist Jeremiah Dung is hoping to engage growers in a citizen-science approach to monitor for ergot in grass seed crops. Dung told Eastern Oregon grass seed growers at the Hermiston Agricultural Research and Extension Center's Grass Seed Field Day May 22 that he hopes the approach will help researchers overcome logistical limitations that hinder their ability to expand spore trapping.