FHB Update from AL, 04/11/18

Scab risk for Baldwin and Mobile Counties is high as compared with the low risk for scab development across the remainder of Alabama. Wheat is flowering across Southwest Alabama, so producers should make a fungicide application before the next rain event scheduled for this coming weekend. A low level of rust activity along with a low to moderate level of Septoria glume blotch was also noted in Baldwin Co. With the exception of trace levels of powdery mildew and Septoria leaf spot, disease activity at two North Alabama locations was low on wheat showing the flag leaf but no seed heads.

--Austin Hagan, Extension Plant Pathologist, Auburn 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