A few areas in the south central and the east are showing some moderate to high risk for Fusarium head blight (FHB). If winter wheat is starting to flower or just got done flowering and you are in these areas, a triazole fungicide is recommended to control FHB. These areas got a few showers in the last few days hence the change in the FHB risk. Growers in other areas should keep checking on this tool until winter wheat is done flowering.


–Emmanuel Byamukama, Extension Plant Pathologist , South Dakota State University


For more details, go to the FHB Risk assessment tool at http://www.wheatscab.psu.edu


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