FHB Update from KS, 05/25/18

Wheat in most areas of Kansas is now past the flowering stages of growth that are most vulnerable for Fusarium infection. There may be some late planted fields in the north central and northwestern regions that are still flowering. Dry conditions appear to have most of the state at low risk. There is an area of high risk in southeast KS showing on the risk map today. This area has received more rain than most areas of the state, however, the wheat in these counties is already in the dough stages of development that are less vulnerable to infection.

Elsewhere in the central great plains, it appears that parts of Nebraska may be at risk for infection. Growers in this area should consult with local extension for advice on the need for fungicide applications.

--Erick DeWolf, Extension Plant Pathologist, Kansas State 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