2023 Fusarium Head Blight Disease Impact update published
  • 11/08/2023

2023 Fusarium Head Blight Disease Impact update published

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 2023 Fusarium Head Blight Disease Impact Update. This year, commentary from 31 state specialists indicated Fusarium head blight (FHB, also known as scab) did not impact grain yield or quality for most growers in the U.S. A few states experienced FHB development in isolated regions where it's typically not a concern. Other states reported FHB concerns in late planted crops and organically managed small grains. In most cases, growers were able to mitigate FHB using fungicide applications and management practices. 

Click here to read the full report: 2023 Fusarium Head Blight Disease Impact Update