The focus of the forecasting effort is now on spring wheat in North Dakota and Northern Minnesota. The risk map is currently showing areas of moderate and high risk in these areas of the country. Growers in these areas should consult with local university extension and other advisors to further evaluate the risk of disease and need for fungicide treatment. 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. Much of the winter wheat in the southern US has already been harvested. These areas are now excluded from the analysis and displayed as gray areas on the risk maps.
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