FHB Update from GA, 04/10/19

Wheat scab risk is moderate to high in several southwest GA counties. Crawford, Lamar, Monroe, Macon and Upson counties show moderate risk. If the risk in your area is moderate to high and wheat is flowering, apply fungicide at early flowering or up to 7 days later. Avoid applying a strobilurin-containing fungicide. FHB labeled fungicides include Caramba, Prosaro, Proline, Folicur, Tilt, and Miravis Ace. The most effective products are Prosaro, Caramba, Proline and Miravis Ace (see NCERA 184 wheat fungicide table for reference).

--Alfredo Martinez, Plant Pathologist, University of Georgia

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