Fungicide efficacy for control of wheat diseases
Fusarium Head Scab Management
Select variety with highest possible resistance (no varieties are completely resistant), see variety trial information or fact sheet below for variety ratings
Manage residue and avoid planting into corn residue
Monitor conditions and use fungicide as needed. Spray timing should be approximately 2 to 5 days after 50 percent of the heads have begun flowering, or 5 to 7 days after most heading (pictured). See the Wheat Fungicide Efficacy Chart for products registered for head scab management.
Forecasting model www.wheatscab.psu.edu, which can give you an idea of your area’s risk based on weather data
Fact sheet for more information:
Foliar Disease Management
Select varieties that are resistant to foliar diseases, find MI variety trial reports or search their database at https://varietytrials.msu.edu/wheat/
Scout for diseases throughout the season, and monitor if conditions are favorable for disease development
a. Suggestions on scouting wheat diseases : https://www.canr.msu.edu/news/early-season-disease-management-start-scouting-for-wheat-diseases
If a fungicide application is needed, refer to the Wheat Fungicide Efficacy Chart for list of products and rates approved for wheat diseases, along with scores for how efficacious a particular product is against certain foliar diseases.
For additional information check out these articles:
Suggestions on scouting wheat diseases by Ricardo Costa - https://www.canr.msu.edu/news/early-season-disease-management-start-scouting-for-wheat-diseases
More information on wheat fungicides by Martin Nagelkirk and Dr. Chilvers- https://www.canr.msu.edu/news/using_fungicides_to_help_suppress_wheat_diseases
Stripe rust and spores (urediniospores) produced by Puccinia striiformis f.sp. tritici