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  • Writer's pictureWendell Koehn

Possible Last Alert on Wheat 2019

Updated: May 18, 2019

This will be brief and to the point: High humidity from the rain and chances of rain after this week has and will put wheat at high risk for Head Scab or Fusarium Head Blight. Fungicide can be critical in controlling this disease. As a soil borne pathogen that spreads it's spores to the wheat from wet soils below and humidity above is a good environment for this disease. I am including pictures that the Fusarium Head Blight Prediction Center has issued. The first (left) picture is an assessment made on May 8, 2019. The second picture is today: May 13, 2019. This has the risk for allowing mycotoxins to enter the grain, like vomotoxin. Translating to a potential reject at the buyer if levels are too high. I don't want to make this sound worse than it is, but it is important to know that the risk is high this year for this problem. It is recommended to spray fungicide. Onward and Upward!



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