FHB Update from AL, 05/02/19

With the exception of late maturing lines in North Alabama, wheat in Alabama is past flowering and is no longer vulnerable to Fusarium head blight. Disease risk for most of North Alabama remains low though showers may be moving through the area this coming weekend. Growers in this area are very familiar with the risk posed by this disease and have made at flowering applications of a recommended fungicide. Overall disease activity in wheat this year has been low with very little rust or glume blotch activity.

--Austin Hagan, Extension Plant Pathologist, Auburn 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