Nebraska Wheat: Disease Pressure on the Rise

🕔Jun 12, 2019Surveys of wheat fields in southeast Nebraska during the week of June 3 revealed a significant increase in diseases from the previous week. In plots at the University’s Havelock Research […]

Wheat: 20-Year Study Nets Resistance to Fusarium Head Blight

🕔Jun 12, 2019Kansas State University researchers have identified a gene that will further boost efforts to develop new wheat varieties capable of resisting Fusarium head blight (FHB), a fungal disease that threatens […]

Illinois Wheat: Fusarium Head Blight Risk Remains Elevated

🕔May 13, 2019Persistent humid weather and rains over the last 14 days has significantly elevated the risk of Fusarium head blight (FHB)in the south central portion of Illinois.  Symptoms of FHB will start to […]

Virginia Wheat: Scab Risk on the Rise

🕔May 10, 2019Fusarium head blight (FHB) risk is continuing to increase in parts of Virginia. Upcoming rain events will increase risk over the next three days (see figure below). Much of the […]

Illinois Wheat: Time to Prepare for Fusarium Head Blight

🕔May 3, 2019Wheat in the southern part of Illinois is approaching heading or just headed, which means that flowering will start within 4-5 days, depending on temperature (heads produce small yellow anthers) […]

Indiana Wheat: Foliar Disease, Scab Management Options

🕔May 3, 2019Even though rainy conditions continue to slow planting across the state, we need to keep an eye on winter wheat. These wet conditions will favor many fungal diseases. Already our […]

Virginia Wheat: Increased Scab Risk for Some Areas

🕔May 3, 2019There is increased risk of Fusarium head blight (FHB) in some parts of Virginia, especially near the Northern Neck and Eastern Shore of Virginia. Wheat in much of the state […]

Tennessee: Wheat in Bloom – Check Your Scab Risk

🕔May 1, 2019Wheat is in bloom and when considering a fungicide application one needs to assess their risk for fusarium head blight (FHB) or head scab infection.

Kentucky Wheat: Fungicide Management Options for Scab

🕔May 1, 2019Wheat fields are beginning to flower in western Kentucky.  Flowering (anthesis) is a critical time, as wheat becomes susceptible to infection by Fusarium graminearum, the causal agent of Fusarium head blight […]

North Carolina Wheat: Medium-High Risk of Head Scab

🕔Apr 22, 2019Wheat and barley that is flowering today is a medium to high scab risk in widespread, but scattered, regions of the central Tidewater zone. Late-planted fields may not yet be […]

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