FHB Update from VA, 05/24/18

Fusarium head blight for Virginia continues to be to high throughout the state due to recent wet, warm weather. Most of the wheat is past the flowering stage and no longer at risk, but later flowering wheat may still need a fungicide application. Triazole fungicides including Prosaro, Caramba, and Proline are recommended. For wheat that is past flowering, a fungicide application will not reduce FHB or DON contamination of the grain.

--Hillary Mehl, Extension Plant Pathologist, Virginia Tech

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