FHB Update from US, 06/26/14

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 now on MN, ND and SD where spring wheat is likely at or near the flowering stages of growth that are most vulnerable to the disease. Winter wheat in these states may still be at the early stages of kernel development that are also vulnerable to Fusarium. The predictive model for spring wheat, the relevant model for this part of the country, is currently indicating large areas of moderate and high risk in MN and ND. Disease specialists in each state have the opportunity to provide commentary about the risk of disease in their area. Selecting a state allows you to zoom in for more information and see the specialists' comments.

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

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