Wheat in Central Kansas is now at the flowering stages of growth that are most vulnerable to Fusarium head blight (head scab). The risk model currently indicates a moderate and high level of risk for much of central Kansas with risk extending well into western Kansas. 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