Welcome to the Fusarium head blight prediction center. This site provides daily estimates of disease risk for many of the areas of the US where head blight is a problem. The current focus of the prediction effort is on IL, IN, OH, PA, MA and NY this week. Wheat in these states are at growth stages that are most vulnerable to Fusarium infection or will likely reach these stages in the next week. The current risk maps indicate a moderate to high risk of disease for some of these areas. Growers in the high risk areas should consult with local extension specialists or other advisors regarding the need for fungicide applications to protect the crop.
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