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Submitted by Southern Atlan… on 7, Mar 2023
As of March 6, 2023, wheat is at flag leaf emergence and /or early boot stage in some areas of South Georgia, which is ahead compared to other growing seasons. Early incidences of leaf rust have been documented. The FHB risk forecast tool is currently showing medium risk (with spotty high risk) in the Southwest part of the state. Remain vigilant as the crop will soon reach critical stages for FHB infection in this main wheat producing area of the state. For the northwest part of the state, growth stage is at/or nearing stem elongation.

--Alfredo Martinez-Espinoza, Professor and Extension Specialist , University of Georgia