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Submitted by Central Great … on 24, May 2023
The risk map is currently showing some areas of high to moderate risk for areas of Southeastern and Northwestern Kansas. The wheat in the Southeastern region of the state is now past the flowering and early growth stages of grain development that are most vulnerable to Fusarium head blight. In contrast, the region of Northwestern Kansas that is at high risk is too immature to be at a high risk for disease. Wheat in this area of the state is still at flag leaf emergence through the boot stage of development. Growers in the Northwestern region of the state should be monitoring the situation carefully especially in irrigated fields where the additional moisture has helped preserve yield potential through the dry soil conditions earlier this spring.

--Erick DeWolf, Plant Pathologist, Kansas State University