FHB Update from ND, 07/10/17

Most of the spring wheat and durum is headed or in the flowering stages. There are several late-planted fields that are approaching flag leaf. Currently, a moderate scab risk for susceptible varieties exists in northeast ND and areas near Grand Forks, ND. High humidity and rain are predicted for these areas in the next couple days, thus a moderate risk will likely remain. However, temperatures will climb into the 90's toward the end of this week and extend into next week. This may lower scab risk if humidity values are low.

--Andrew Friskop, Cereal Extension Pathologist, NDSU Department of Plant Pathology

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