Fusarium Head Blight

Wheat Disease Update

January 27, 2020
In 2019, wet weather during the growing season favored the development of wheat diseases including Fusarium head blight, leaf rust, stripe rust, bacterial streak, and take-all. This update highlights these diseases, the environmental factors that favor their development, and their management.

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Fusarium head blight
Figure 1. Fusarium head blight (Photo by Stephen A. Harrison, Louisiana State University)

USDA Survey Reveals Crucial Data on Fusarium Head Blight

November 26, 2019

A national USDA survey, published recently in Plant Disease, provides the first large-scale, systematic insight into how wheat and barley growers manage Fusarium head blight (FHB), also known as scab, and where they get information on how to control this destructive diseas

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