Kentucky Wheat: Diseases Rearing Their Ugly Heads

🕔Jun 6, 2018A number of diseases that affect heads of small grain crops have been observed in Kentucky over the last few weeks. Fusarium Head Blight One of the “usual suspects” that […]

Pennsylvania Wheat: Assess Your Crops for Scab Levels

🕔Jun 1, 2018Just like waiting on the Polaroid photos of old, once wheat heads flower, it is a much less delightful waiting game to see if (and how much) head scab develops […]

Michigan Wheat: Fusarium Head Scab – Fungicide Considerations

🕔May 24, 2018This season, wheat disease levels have been relatively low due to the cool spring. However, now that temperatures have warmed and some areas have received lots of rain, it’s time […]

Ohio Wheat: Moderate to Heavy Risk of Head Scab This Week

🕔May 22, 2018For those fields of wheat flowering and fields of barley head-out today (May 22), the risk for head scab is moderate in the northern-most counties and in the eastern portion […]

Pennsylvania Wheat: When to Pull the Trigger on Fungicides

🕔May 17, 2018From a wheat disease perspective, many of us are looking at wheat that is approaching heading or flag leaf. Hopefully, you are scouting, and if so, you may be seeing […]

Virginia Wheat: Fusarium Head Blight Risk on the Rise

🕔May 16, 2018FHB risk is increasing in Virginia and will continue to increase over the next several days. Risk is highest on the Eastern Shore, but susceptible varieties such as Shirley that […]

Ohio Wheat, Barley: Fungicide Management of Common Diseases

🕔May 15, 2018It is wet and rainy outside and the forecast calls for more rain throughout this the second week of May (May 14–19). Therefore, growers’ concerns about diseases and the need […]

Illinois Wheat: Tips for Optimal Use of FHB Risk Tool

🕔May 10, 2018One of the hallmarks of the United States Wheat and Barley Scab Initiative was the development of the Fusarium Head Blight Prediction tool (or FHB Risk Tool).  This tool represents over […]

Kentucky Wheat: Fusarium Head Blight – Fungicide Considerations

🕔May 7, 2018Wheat heads are becoming visible in fields in western Kentucky. Not long after wheat heads emerge, they will begin to flower.  Flowering (anthesis) is a critical time, as wheat becomes susceptible […]

Oklahoma Wheat: No Rust, but Other Diseases Prevalent

🕔May 7, 2018This past week I was at field days in southwestern Oklahoma (Apache and Altus), and northeastern Oklahoma (Afton). I did not see a single leaf or stripe rust pustule at any […]

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