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FHB Update from US, 06/23/20

Welcome to the Fusarium Head Blight Prediction Center, 2020. The system has undergone some revisions this year. The new interface focuses on the map-based risk of disease for the current date. Users can select other dates of interest from the menu in the upper portion of the interface. The date selected should correspond to times when your wheat is flowering, because the crop is most susceptible to infection at this stage. There is also a menu icon in the upper left corner that allows users to customize the model predictions for winter vs. spring wheat, and account for wheat varieties with different levels of genetic resistance to Fusarium head blight.

The focus of the prediction effort is currently on Northern South Dakota, Southern North Dakota, Central Minnesota, Wisconsin and the “thumb” area of Michigan where winter wheat is likely at the heading and flowering stages of growth. The models indicate a moderate or high level of risk for susceptible wheat varieties in portions of South Dakota, and North Dakota. Growers in these areas should consult with local advisors to determine what other local factors that might also influence the risk of disease.

--Erick De Wolf, Department of Plant Pathology, 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, 06/10/20

Welcome to the Fusarium Head Blight Prediction Center, 2020. The system has undergone some major revisions this year and it may help to take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with the new tools. The new interface focuses attention on the map-based risk of disease for the current date. The calendar icon at the top of the interface allows users to select dates of interest. The date you select should correspond to times when your wheat is flowering, because the crop is most susceptible to infection at this stage. There is also a menu icon in the upper left corner that allows users to customize the model predictions for winter vs. spring wheat, and account for wheat varieties with different levels of genetic susceptibility to Fusarium head blight.

The focus of the prediction effort is currently on Nebraska, Northern Illinois, Northern Indiana, Northern Ohio and Central Pennsylvania where wheat is already at the heading and flowering stages of growth. The models indicate a moderate or high level of risk for wheat varieties in portions of Ohio and Pennsylvania. Growers in these areas should consult with local advisors to determine other local factors that might also influence the risk of disease.

--Erick De Wolf, Department of Plant Pathology, 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, 05/26/20

Welcome to the Fusarium Head Blight Prediction Center, 2020. The system has undergone some major revisions in the off-season and it may help to take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with the new tools. The new interface focuses attention on the map-based risk of disease for the current date. The calendar icon that allows users to select dates of interest for your area. The date you select should correspond to times when your wheat is flowering, because the crop is most susceptible to infection at this stage. There is also a menu icon in the upper left corner that allows users to customize the model predictions for winter vs. spring wheat, and account for wheat varieties with different levels of genetic susceptibility to Fusarium head blight.

The focus of the prediction effort is currently on Central Kansas, Northern Missouri, Central Illinois, Central Indiana, Southern Ohio and Southeastern Pennsylvania where wheat is already at the heading and flowering stages of growth. The models a high level of risk for susceptible and moderately susceptible wheat varieties for much of this region. Growers in these areas should consult with local advisors to determine other local factors that might also influence the risk of disease.

--Erick De Wolf, Department of Plant Pathology, 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, 05/18/20

Welcome to the Fusarium Head Blight Prediction Center, 2020. The system has undergone some major revisions in the off-season and it may help to take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with the new tools. The new interface focuses attention on the map-based risk of disease for the current date. The calendar icon that allows users to select dates of interest for your area. The date you select should correspond to times when your wheat is flowering, because the crop is most susceptible to infection at this stage. There is also a menu icon in the upper left corner that allows users to customize the model predictions for winter vs. spring wheat, and account for wheat varieties with different levels of genetic susceptibility to Fusarium head blight.

The focus of the prediction effort is currently on MO, TN, KY, Southern IL and VA where wheat is already at the heading and flowering stages of growth. The models for susceptible wheat varieties estimate that the risk is currently moderate to high some areas of these states. Growers in these areas should consult with local advisors to determine other local factors that might also influence the risk of disease.

-- Erick De Wolf, Department of Plant Pathology, 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, 04/28/20

Welcome to the FHB Prediction Center, 2020. The system has undergone some major revisions in the off-season and it may help to take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with the new tools. The new interface focuses attention on the map-based risk of disease for the current date. The calendar icon that allows users to select dates of interest for your area. The date you select should correspond to times when your wheat is flowering. There is also a menu icon in the upper left corner that allows users to customize the model predictions for winter vs. spring wheat, and account for wheat varieties with different levels of genetic susceptibility to Fusarium head blight.

The focus of the prediction effort is currently on MO, TN, KY, Southern IL and VA where wheat is already at the heading and flowering stages of growth. The models estimate that the risk is currently low in these regions. Growers in these areas should consult with local advisors to determine other local factors that might also influence the risk of disease.

--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, 08/15/19

The 2019 wheat growing season is complete and the Fusarium Head Blight Prediction Center stopped updating the disease risk maps. Service will resume in Feb-March of 2020. The 2019 risk maps will be available until the system is reset for the new growing season.

--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, 08/03/19

The 2019 wheat growing season is nearly over and the Fusarium Head Blight Prediction Center will stop updating the risk maps during the week of August 12th. The 2019 risk maps are available until Feb of 2020 when the system will be reset for the new growing season.

--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, 07/09/19

The focus of the forecasting effort is now on spring wheat in North Dakota and Northern Minnesota. The risk map is currently showing areas of moderate and high risk in these areas of the country. Growers in these areas should consult with local university extension and other advisors to further evaluate the risk of disease and need for fungicide treatment. Selecting the state of interest from the menu to the left of the map will zoom to show more detail and display commentary from local disease specialists. Much of the winter wheat in the southern US has already been harvested. These areas are now excluded from the analysis and displayed as gray areas on the risk maps.

--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, 06/28/19

The focus of the forecasting effort is now on winter wheat in North Dakota and Northern Minnesota. The spring wheat crop in this area is still 2-3 weeks from the reaching vulnerable growth stages. The risk map is currently showing areas of moderate and high risk in eastern North Dakota. Growers in these areas should consult with local university extension and other advisors to further evaluate the risk of disease and need for fungicide treatment. Selecting the state of interest from the menu to the left of the map will zoom to show more detail and display commentary from local disease specialists.

--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, 06/20/19

The focus of the forecasting effort is now on winter wheat in South Dakota and Southern Minnesota. The risk map is currently showing low risk in these areas. Growers in these areas should consult with local university extension and other advisors to further evaluate the risk of disease and need for fungicide treatment. Selecting the state of interest from the menu to the left of the map will zoom to show more detail and display commentary from local disease specialists.

--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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