Research Info & Tools

Protocols, Tips and Tricks

DON Testing Information

FHB Prediction Center and Risk Assessment Tool

The experimental models deployed by the Fusarium Prediction Center represent more than a decade of model development and testing by multiple universities. The models estimate the risk of a Fusarium head blight epidemic with greater than 10% field severity using weather variables observed seven days prior to flowering. Weather during this pre-flowering time period influences the reproduction of the fungus that causes head scab. Testing of these pre-flowering models indicates that the models are correct about 75% of the time. The models are only one source of information available to help make management decisions. We strongly encourage you to consult with local extension specialists, and crop consultants to determine if fungicide applications are needed to suppress Fusarium head blight in your area.

 Scab Smart

Scab Smart provides information on key management information for each small grain class affected by this disease in the US. Scab Smart is intended as a quick guide to the integrated strategies that result in optimum reduction in Fusarium Head Blight (FHB=Scab) and the primary associated mycotoxin (DON).
 

FHB Related Links

FHB Bibliography Database

F. graminearum Genomics - Gene Sequence

European Resources