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Subscribe to the U.S. Wheat & Barley Scab Initiative’s (USWBSI) FHB Alerts

The USWBSI is offering real time alerts for Fusarium head blight updates/field reports. The alerts are based on the commentary of wheat disease specialists throughout the country and are part of the disease prediction and outreach efforts sponsored by the Initiative. The tool can be accessed on-line at:

The alerts can be delivered to you in multiple ways. This form allows you to sign up for cell phone text messages (sms) and/or email alerts. You can choose to receive messages from as many regions as you like or select the "All" option to receive all available information.

A sample text message on your cell phone will appear as:
"FHB Update – Great Plains, HWW Region. For more info see:" The originating region of the post immediately follows the text "FHB Update". In this example, the region is "Great Plains, HWW Region".

The link provided in the text message takes you to the USWBSI blog where the whole text of the message can be viewed, along with links to other tools such as the "Fusarium Head Blight Risk Assessment Tool (

Email alerts will contains the full text of the update along with any relevant links.

To receive FHB alerts via email and/or text message please complete the form below:

Step 1 -- Contact Details
* First Name:
* Last Name:
* Email Address:
** Mobile Phone Number: e.g. 16468080382 (1 = country code for USA and Canada)
* Occupation:
* City:
* State/Province:

*required field
**required for text message alerts

Step 2 -- Type of Alert
Text Messages and Email Alerts
Text Message Alerts
Email Alerts

Step 3 -- Region Subscriptions
Which FHB update alerts do you wish to subscribe to? (Select all that apply)

Users will be automatically subscribed to the "National" commentary which provides a general overview of FHB at the current time as well as general system updates. Subscribe to your state's region to get information from local experts about what's happening near you.

 Southern Soft Winter Wheat (AL, AR, LA, MS)
 Southern Atlantic Soft Winter Wheat (GA, NC, SC)
 Central Great Plains Hard Winter Wheat (CO, KS, NE, OK, TX, WY)
 Mid West / Mid South Soft Winter Wheat (IA, IL, IN, KY, OH)
 Mid Atlantic Soft Winter Wheat (DE, MD, PA, VA)
 Northern Soft Winter Wheat (MI, NY, WI, VT)
 Northern Great Plains: Hard Spring Wheat, Durum, Hard Winter Wheat and Malting Barley (MN, MT, ND, SD)

Click here to receive a confirmation message for your subscription.

Unsubscribing To unsubscribe from the USWBSI Alerts send an email to
Be sure to include your name, email address, and the regions and types of alerts from which you would like to unsubscribe.

SMS Special Information
Some cell phone carriers may refuse to deliver SMS messages that have short ID numbers. If you have signed up for SMS alerts and are not receiving them on your phone please contact your service provider and request that you receive these messages.