Utah State University Extension
Dwarf bunt or stinking smut is a disease that impacted Utah winter wheat production in the 1930s, resulting in fields with 95% infections. Breeding and selection of resistant varieties has irradiated the disease. As organic production of winter wheat increases, selecting resistant varieties will become of utmost importance to prevent crop loss.
Clawson, J., Nischwitz, C., Krause, M., & Krause, W. (2023). Dwarf bunt in winter wheat [Fact sheet]. Utah State University.