FHB Update from GA, 04/18/19

Wheat scab risk is high in most of the state. It’s especially sensitive timing for mid Georgia and the Piedmont area. If wheat is flowering, apply fungicide at early flowering or up to 7 days later. Labeled fungicides include Caramba, Prosaro, Proline, Folicur, Tilt, and Miravis Ace. The most effective products are Prosaro, Caramba, Proline and Miravis Ace (as per NCERA 184 wheat fungicide table). Avoid applying a strobilurin-containing fungicide.

--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