The Barley Disease Handbook was produced by North Dakota State University, Department of Plant Pathology and North Dakota Barley Council.

North Dakota barley producers can obtain one free copy from their local County Extension office. Non-producers please contact the North Dakota Barley Council.

For further information contact:
Stephen Neate (NDSU) or Marcia McMullen (NDSU)

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Disease diagnosis
Sampling Procedure

Net Blotch
Spot Blotch
Stagonospora Leaf Blotch
Speckled Leaf Blotch
Stem Rust
Leaf Rust
Powdery Mildew
Bacterial Blight
Barley Yellow Dwarf Virus

Head Blight
Loose Smut
Covered Smut
Black Point

Common Root Rot
Pythium Root Rot

Nutrient Deficiency

Physiological Leaf Spot
Herbicide Damage
Environmental Conditions


Barley Disease Handbook
(2.8MB pdf)