FHB Update from US, 04/29/14

Welcome to the Fusarium Head Blight Prediction Center. The Prediction Center displays daily risk maps for Fusarium head blight throughout the eastern half of the US. The focus of the risk is transitioning on the northern parts of LA, AL, and MS where wheat is near the flowering stages of growth that are most vulnerable the disease. Wheat in AR, TN and NC will likely reach these growth stages soon. The risk is currently low in these areas of the country. Other areas of the country appear gray in the risk map because it is still too early to provide meaningful estimates of disease risk. Be sure to select individual states from the menu options on the left. Disease specialists in each state have the opportunity to provide commentary about the risk of disease in their area.

--Erick DeWolf, Extension Plant Pathologist, Kansas State University

For more details, go to the FHB Risk assessment tool at http://www.wheatscab.psu.edu