Unusually cool temperatures will cause our scab risk level to slowly decrease this week. However, most of the region is still at medium or high risk for scab infection right now due to the weather over the past several days. If your wheat is flowering now, please consider a fungicide application. Studies have shown that an appropriate fungicide application paired with a moderately resistant variety provides the best prevention of vomitoxin.
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