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FHB Update from US, 07/31/18

Much of the US wheat crop should be beyond the growth stages that are most vulnerable to Fusarium head blight. The moderate gray color of the map suggests that the crop is already mature and being harvested in much of the country. Growers in the far northern regions of ND and MN may have some late maturing fields to monitor. Therefore, the risk tool will continue to run until approximately Aug 15th.

--Erick DeWolf, Extension Plant Pathologist, Kansas State University

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

FHB Update from US, 07/02/18

Welcome to the Fusarium head blight prediction center. This site provides daily estimates of disease risk for many of the areas of the US where head blight is a problem. The current focus of the prediction effort is on ND, SD and MN this week. Wheat in these states are at growth stages that are most vulnerable to Fusarium infection or will likely reach these stages in the next week. The current risk maps indicate a moderate to high risk of disease for some of these areas. Growers in the high-risk areas should consult with local extension specialists or other advisors regarding the need for fungicide applications to protect the crop.

--Erick DeWolf, Extension Plant Pathologist, Kansas State University

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

FHB Update from US, 05/25/18

Welcome to the Fusarium head blight prediction center. This site provides daily estimates of disease risk for many of the areas of the US where head blight is a problem. The current focus of the prediction effort is on IL, IN, OH, PA, MA and NY this week. Wheat in these states are at growth stages that are most vulnerable to Fusarium infection or will likely reach these stages in the next week. The current risk maps indicate a moderate to high risk of disease for some of these areas. Growers in the high risk areas should consult with local extension specialists or other advisors regarding the need for fungicide applications to protect the crop.

--Erick DeWolf, Extension Plant Pathologist, Kansas State University

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

FHB Update from US, 05/02/18

Welcome to the Fusarium head blight prediction center. This site provides daily estimates of disease risk for many of the areas of the US where head blight is a problem. The current focus of the prediction effort is on northern AR, southern MO, TN, KY and NC. Wheat in these states are at growth stages that are most vulnerable to Fusarium infection or will likely reach these stages in the next week. The current risk maps indicate a low risk of disease. The risk of disease may increase over the next week as rain moves through some areas of the central US.

--Erick DeWolf, Extension Plant Pathologist, Kansas State University

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

FHB Update from US, 04/25/18

Welcome to the Fusarium head blight prediction center. This site provides daily estimates of disease risk for many of the areas of the US where head blight is a problem. The current focus of the prediction effort is on AR, MO, TN, KY and NC. Wheat in these states are at growth stages that are most vulnerable to Fusarium infection or will likely reach these stages in the next 7 -10 days. The current risk maps indicate a low risk of disease because of dry weather in early April. The risk may increase over the next week as rain moves through some areas of the central US.

--Erick DeWolf, Extension Plant Pathologist, Kansas State University

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

FHB Update from US, 04/11/18

Welcome to the Fusarium head blight prediction center. This site provides daily estimates of disease risk for many of the areas of the US where head blight is a problem. The current focus of the prediction effort is on southern states including LA, MS, AL and GA. Wheat in northern portions of these states will reach growth stages that are most vulnerable to Fusarium infection in the next 7 -10 days. Some parts of this region were at moderate risk this past week, but the risk has diminished over the last few days. You can see more detail about an area by selecting a state from the menu to the left of the map.

--Erick DeWolf, Extension Plant Pathologist, Kansas State University

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

FHB Update from US, 03/21/18

The Fusarium head blight prediction center resumed activity for the 2018 growing season this week. The southern states including LA, MS, AL and GA are the current focus of the prediction effort. Over the next few weeks, wheat in these states will likely reach the flowering and early stages of grain development that are most vulnerable to infection by the Fusarium fungus. The current risk of severe disease is low in the southern region of the US.

--Erick DeWolf, Extension Plant Pathologist, Kansas State University

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

FHB Update from US, 09/05/17

The wheat growing season is over in most areas of the country and the Fusarium prediction center is no longer actively generating new risk maps. The risk maps from 2017 will remain available until the system resumes activity next February. To access these risk maps, select the assessment dates of interest from the calendar interface to the left of the risk maps. Thanks for a great season. We hope you will join us again in 2018.

--Erick DeWolf, Extension Plant Pathologist, Kansas State University

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

FHB Update from US, 08/02/17

The focus of the Fusarium prediction center remains on the northern spring wheat production regions of ND, and MN. The risk models are indicating moderate to high risk for the northern areas of these states. Some late planted fields may still be at flowering stages that are most vulnerable for infection. Growers should in these areas should work with local extension specialists to evaluate the risk in their area.

--Erick DeWolf, Extension Plant Pathologist, Kansas State University

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

FHB Update from US, 07/24/17

The focus of the Fusarium prediction center remains on the northern spring wheat production regions of ND, and MN. The risk models are indicating moderate to high risk for the northern areas of these states. Some late planted fields may still be at flowering stages that are most vulnerable for infection. Growers should in these areas should work with local extension specialists to evaluate the risk in their area.

--Erick DeWolf, Extension Plant Pathologist, Kansas State University

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

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