heat in Southeast and South Central Kansas is now at the heading and flowering stages of growth. These growth stages are most vulnerable to Fusarium head blight (head scab). The risk model currently indicates a moderate level of risk for parts of Southeast Kansas, and growers in these areas should be preparing to apply fungicides when conditions allow. The best available options include Prosaro, Caramba and Miravis Ace. Products containing Strobilurin active ingredients are not labeled for Fusarium and these products should be avoided in areas at moderate or high risk of head blight.
--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