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 […]

Virginia Wheat: Fusarium Head Blight Risk Mostly Low

🕔May 1, 2018As wheat starts flowering in the region, it is time to consider whether or not to make a fungicide application for Fusarium head blight (FHB). Currently, risk is low in […]

Tennessee Wheat: Prevent Scabby Heads – Forecast for Fusarium Head Blight

🕔Apr 27, 2018The wet weather we’ve been having is likely increasing Fusarium spores (inoculum) that can infect the wheat crop that is starting to head in most areas and develop into Fusarium […]

Kentucky Wheat: Fungicide Application for Protection Against Scab

🕔Apr 24, 2017Just like the porridge in the “Goldilocks and the Three Bears” story, there is a “just right” timing for when to apply a fungicide for protection against Fusarium head blight […]

Michigan Wheat: Managing Leaf Diseases and Fusarium Head Blight

🕔May 31, 2016Editor’s Note: For tables see full article at the source link at the bottom of the page. Wheat leaf diseases such as powdery mildew, Septoria leaf spot and stripe rust […]

Michigan Wheat: Fungicide Suppression of Fusarium Head Scab

🕔May 26, 2016Fusarium head blight (or head scab) continues to be Michigan’s most challenging wheat disease. Michigan State University Extension recommends growers consider using fungicides during wheat’s early flowering stage of development […]

Delaware Wheat: Flowering Fields at Heightened Scab Risk

🕔May 9, 2016Wheat in southern parts of MD and DE, as well as some early flowering varieties, began flowering the latter half of last week and most of the remaining wheat I […]

Indiana Wheat: High Risk for Fusarium Head Blight in South

🕔May 6, 2016Wheat that will be flowering over the next few days in southern Indiana is at moderate to high risk for Fusarium head blight (FHB), or scab, development (Figure 1). Last […]

North Carolina Wheat: High Risk of Scab Development

🕔May 4, 2016As you can see from the scab risk map (here), the following counties have medium to high scab risk for wheat flowering today (5-4). Pamlico, Craven, Beaufort, Washington, Tyrrell, Hyde, Dare, […]

Virginia Wheat: Scab Risk Increased with Recent Rains

🕔May 4, 2016Due to the recent rain, scab risk is increasing in portions of Virginia, especially on the Eastern Shore and coastal areas. The scab risk assessment tool can be found here. […]

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