Barley yellow dwarf is one of the most widely distributed and destructive viral diseases of small grains.
Fusarium head blight (scab) is an important disease affecting wheat and barley.
When deciding whether or not to control any pest problem, determination of an action threshold should include cost, crop value and yield saving/ increase factors.
Phosphine product labels now state that a written fumigation management plan is required before an application is made.
The Fusarium Head Blight Prediction Center is the product of a cooperative research effort between researchers at The Pennsylvania State University, The Ohio State University, Kansas State University, Purdue University, North Dakota State University and South Dakota State University.
The goal of this experimental predictive system is to help growers assess the risk of Fusarium head blight in their region. Major outbreaks of Fusarium head blight are associated with specific weather patterns prior to flowering of the wheat crop. Researchers at Penn State University, Ohio State University, Purdue University, North Dakota State University, and South Dakota State University have worked together to develop models that predict the risk probability of an epidemic with greater than 10% severity based on observed weather patterns.