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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

FHB Update from US, 06/03/19

The focus of the forecasting effort shifts north this week to MI, NY and WI. The risk map is showing some moderate to high risk in these areas today. 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, 05/16/19

There is a large area of the Mid. West that is at moderate and high risk for Fusarium head blight. Local reports from this area indicate that wheat is at or approaching growth stages that are most vulnerable to disease in the central regions of KS, MO, IL, Southern IN and OH. Parts of MD and DE may also be at risk. Producers in these areas should monitor the weather conditions carefully and consult with local extension experts or consultants for more informaton. Fungicide applications may be needed to suppress disease in these areas. 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, 05/12/19

There is a large area of the Mid. West that is at moderate and high risk for Fusarium head blight. Local reports from this area indicate that wheat is at or approaching growth stages that are most vulnerable to disease in south central KS, southern MO, Southern IL, Southern IN and KY. Producers in these areas should monitor the weather conditions carefully. Fungicide applications may be needed to suppress disease in these areas. 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, 05/07/19

There is a large area of the Mid.West that is at moderate and high risk for Fusarium head blight. Local reports from this area indicate that wheat is at or approaching growth stages that are most vulnerable to disease in southeastern KS, southern MO, Southern IL, and parts of KY. Producers in these areas should monitor the weather conditions carefully. Fungicide applications may be needed to suppress disease in these areas. Selecting the state of interest from the menu to the left of the map will zoom the map 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, 05/03/19

Wheat in AR, Southern MO, TN, and Western KY is likely at or near the critical stages of growth. At this point, the forecasting model indicates that the risk of severe disease is low in most of these areas. The model currently indicates a large portion of IL, IN and OH are at a moderate or high risk of severe disease. Local reports from this area indicate that wheat in this area is not at flowering or early stages of grain fill growth stages that are most vulnerable to disease. Producers in these areas should monitor the weather conditions carefully. Fungicide applications may be needed to suppress disease if the risk remains high. Selecting the state of interest from the menu to the left of the map will zoom the map 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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