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Dying wheat fields hit E. Oregon

December 27, 2010

Dying wheat fields hit E. Oregon
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Investigators are looking into why over 40,000 acres of wheat fields in Eastern Oregon have died prematurely in the fall. The area impacted areas are 16 wheat fields near Pendleton Oregon and other fields in Morrow County. The symptoms are similar but with differences between the two areas making it an open case on whether the two fields are suffering from the same exact problem. “Most of the symptoms in Morrow County are unlike anything I have ever seen,” said Larry Lutcher, an associate professor with the OSU Extension Service to the Salem Statesman Journal. Lurcher also stated, “This does appear to be a new problem a problem that no one seems to have experience with.”

Read more about the dying Oregon wheat fields here.

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