Soilborne Diseases

Soilborne fungal diseases affecting the roots, crowns, and lower stems occur on cereals in New York but are seldom severe.

This is probably because small grains seldom follow each other in rotational sequence in New York and the same cereal species is almost never continuously cropped. Diseases such as take-all, Fusarium root and crown rot, eyespot and other foot rot diseases can reduce cereal yields under certain conditions in New York.