Some moderate to high risk for FHB susceptible wheat varieties still exists in the northern counties of Cavalier, Towner and Rolette and in the Devils Lake region. However, few if any, late planted wheat will still be in the flowering stage, the stage of vulnerability to infection. This will be the last commentary for the season on the FHB alert, as the vast majority of crops are now in kernel fill stage or beyond. Overall, FHB (scab)has been minimal across the state in crops surveyed up to now.
–Marcia McMullen, Extension Plant Pathologist, North Dakota State University
For more details, go to the FHB Risk Assessment Tool at http://www.wheatscab.psu.edu/riskTool_2012.html