FHB Update from ND, 07/13/19

Rain and prolonged periods of high humidity have sustained moderate to high scab risk for susceptible and moderately susceptible varieties. There are a few pockets of moderate to high risk for moderately resistant varieties as well. For wheat that is flowering (or will be flowering soon) in moderate to high risk areas, protect fields with an effective fungicide. As a reminder, research suggests the most amount of FHB and DON suppression occurs when a fungicide is applied at early-flowering or within seven days of early-flowering initiation (seven day application window).

--Andrew Friskop, Cereal Extension Pathologist, NDSU Department of Plant Pathology

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