FHB Update from MD, 05/15/18

Wheat is anywhere from beginning to heading to past-flowering in Maryland. With the current wet weather, the risk of FHB is increasing in the region. Farmers who currently have their wheat flowering are advised to spray for FHB. Those who will have flowering in the coming week or so are advised to be prepared to spray, keeping a close watch on the risk forecast. If the wheat is already past flowering, you don’t need to spray. The fungicides recommended for FHB are Prosaro, Caramba, or Proline. Do not apply a strobilurin-containing fungicide.

--Nidhi Rawat, Small grains Pathologist, University of Maryland

For more details, go to the FHB Risk assessment tool at http://www.wheatscab.psu.edu

For the latest news and updates from the U.S. Wheat & Barley Scab Initiative, go to https://www.scabusa.org