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Fusarium head blight – June 2, 2017


Some of the winter wheat will be heading out in the next couple days. The future weather forecast indicates warm and dry conditions with sporadic rain events across the state. Currently, scab risk for the entire state is low.

As the winter wheat crop approaches flowering, use the Fusarium head blight

(scab) model to help assess risk in specific growing regions.


–Andrew Friskop, Cereal Extension Pathologist, NDSU Department of Plant Pathology


For more details, go to the FHB Risk assessment tool at


For the latest news and updates from the U.S. Wheat & Barley Scab Initiative, go to




To see past blog entries for this region: