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 - 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.