Spelt (Triticum aestivum var. spelta) is a sub-species of common wheat. It has been grown in Europe for about 300 years. Spelt was introduced to the United States in the 1890s. (fromAlternative Field Crop Manual)

Spelt Resources

Spelt - Alternative Field Crop Manual (Purdue)
Spelt - Loose Smut (Ohio State)
Seed Treatments for Agronomic Crops (Ohio State Guide)

Pesticide Labels (find the most recent pesticide labels)

  • Fungicide labels - Spelt is very susceptible to loose smut, making a fungicide application necessary. Dividend XL and Raxil-Thiram are both effective on loose smut. Their labels are linked above. A certified seed treater/conditioner must make the fungicide application to spelt seed.

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