FHB Update from US, 05/16/19

There is a large area of the Mid. West that is at moderate and high risk for Fusarium head blight. Local reports from this area indicate that wheat is at or approaching growth stages that are most vulnerable to disease in the central regions of KS, MO, IL, Southern IN and OH. Parts of MD and DE may also be at risk. Producers in these areas should monitor the weather conditions carefully and consult with local extension experts or consultants for more informaton. Fungicide applications may be needed to suppress disease in these areas. Selecting the state of interest from the menu to the left of the map will zoom to show more detail and display commentary from local disease specialists.

--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