FHB Update from KS, 06/20/19

There are multiple reports of Fusarium head blight in parts of Central and Eastern Kansas. There are only reports of low levels of FHB from Western Kansas to date. The disease in Central and Eastern KS likely corresponds to infections that took place in the middle of May. The wheat in Kansas is maturing rapidly and will soon be ready for harvest. Growers in the Central and Eastern regions should be setting harvest priorities to focus on fields with the lowest disease levels, planning to adjust combines during harvest to clean out visibly scabby kernels, and making arrangements to segregate loads of heathy grain from those with less desirable levels of disease where possible.

--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