June 13, 2017
Winter wheat is flowering and some of the earliest planted spring wheat is starting to head. Fusarium head blight risk for the state is low and is likely attributed to the dry weather most of the state has been experiencing. In the past few days, several rain events have occurred in the state and more are projected in the upcoming days. If areas of the state have several days of prolonged moisture and high humidity, scab risk will likely increase. Continue to monitor the growth stage in wheat and use the model to estimate scab risk.
–Andrew Friskop, Cereal Extension Pathologist, NDSU Department of Plant Pathology
For more details, go to the FHB Risk assessment tool at http://www.wheatscab.psu.edu
Source: U.S. Wheat & Barley Scab Initiative