The U.S. Wheat and Barley Scab Initiative (USWBSI) is a national multi-disciplinary and multi-institutional research consortium whose goal is to develop effective control measures that minimize the threat of Fusarium Head Blight (scab), including the production of mycotoxins, for producers, processors and consumers of wheat and barley. The USWBSI’s annual budget comes from Federal funds appropriated through the USDA-ARS and is distributed to 150 research projects in more than 30 states. The American Malting Barley Association and National Barley Improvement Committee has been strong supporters and partners of the initiative since it’s inception in the mid-1990s.
Report announcement republished with permission from: https://www.scabusa.org/index.php/fhb-disease-impact-updates
The U.S. Wheat and Barley Scab Initiative (USWBSI) is pleased to announce the publishing of its 2022 Fusarium Head Blight Disease Impact Update. This year, commentary from 31 state specialists indicated most growers dealt with hot and dry conditions which were unfavorable for the development of Fusarium head blight (FHB, also known as scab). Thus, FHB did not impact grain yield and quality for most growers. A few isolated problems were found in areas where rainfall and high humidity levels coincided with heading and flowering. But in most cases, growers that were proactive with fungicide applications were able to mitigate their risk.
Click here to read the full report: 2022 Fusarium Head Blight Disease Impact Update