2017 FHB Forum Draws 195+
Nearly 200 scientists, graduate students, growers and industry representatives from the U.S. and foreign countries attended the 2017 National Fusarium Head Blight
Forum in early December. The 20th FHB Forum took place at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Milwaukee, Wis.
The event featured stakeholder and scientific invited speaker presentations, plus focused group discussions and social events for attendee interaction. Numerous
research posters were on display as well, with primary authors present to discuss the research. For the fourth year, postdoctoral scientists and graduate students participated in “Flash & Dash” sessions in which they provided mini-oral presentations on posters they had at the Forum.
Organized/hosted by the U.S. Wheat & Barley Scab Initiative (USWBSI), the annual FHB Forum provides a central venue for reports on the latest research findings on Fusarium Head Blight (scab) and deoxynivalenol (DON), the mycotoxin produced by scab infection in grains.
The 2018 National Fusarium Head Blight Forum will return to the Hyatt Regency at the Arch in St. Louis, Mo. Dates are December 2-4.
The following pages contain photos and talk summaries from some of the invited speaker presentations at the 2017 Forum. PDF copies of the following presentations are posted on the USWBSI’s website — www.scabusa.org — as are the full Forum Proceedings:
• Five Ongoing Challenges for the USWBSI / Dave Van Sanford, University of Kentucky and outgoing USWBSI co-chair.
• Metabolism, Toxicity and Occurrence of Deoxynivalenol-3-gluco-side / Senay Simsek, North Dakota State University, Fargo.
• FHB Impacts on Southeastern Millers, Farmers, Seedsmen and Breeders / Jimmy Clements, AGSouth Genetics, Albany, Ga.
• Data Management for Efficient Phenotypic and Genomic Selection in Applied Breeding Programs / Rich Horsley, North Dakota State University, Fargo.
• Unraveling FHB Epidemics in the Brazilian Subtropics: Lessons Learned and Control Strategies / Emerson Del Ponte, University Federal de Vicosa, Vicosa – MG, Brazil
• Enhanced Resistance to Trichothecenes and FHB by Exporessioni of Arabidopsis and Wheat Non-specific Lipid Transfer Proteins (nsLTPs) in Wheat / John McLaughlin, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, N.J.
• A Regional Approach to Genomic Selection for Scab Resistance / Martin Sarinelli, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, N.C.
For the rest of the newsletter follow this link —> https://scabusa.org/pdfs/fus-focus_newsletter_v1_2-2018.pdf