Wheat in southeast Kansas will likely reach the heading and flowering stages of growth that are most vulnerable to infection by the Fusarium fungus over the next 7 to 10 days. The risk maps currently indicate the risk of severe head blight is low because of dry conditions in early April. The risk of disease may increase rapidly over the next week as rain moves through the area.
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