Best practices for head scab in wheat covered in May 20 Field Crops Virtual Breakfast

Learn about the timing, efficacy, economics and risks associated with treating head scab in wheat.

Head scab on wheat.
Head scab on wheat. Photo by Mary Chilvers, MSU.

Fusarium head blight, also known as head scab, is a fungal disease in wheat that can cause significant yield loss and reduced grain quality. Marty Chilvers, Michigan State University Extension field crops pathology specialist, will be discussing proper head scab management including the risk model, fungicide efficacy and timing, and economics of foliar fungicide applications on the May 20, 2021, Field Crops Virtual Breakfast. Current foliar disease levels and outlook will also be discussed. Dennis Pennington, MSU wheat specialist, will be available to answer any wheat concerns or questions. MSU agricultural climatologist Jeff Andresen will provide the weekly weather update following Burns’ presentation.

Sign up for the free Field Crops Virtual Breakfast

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The Michigan State University Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast Series are held every week during the growing season via Zoom video or phone conference. These virtual meetings will take place every Thursday morning from 7-7:30 a.m. April 1 through Sept. 23, 2021. There will be a 30-minute Q&A session following the presentations.

Participating is easy and free! You can join the live meeting via Zoom using a computer, tablet, mobile device or regular phone line. If you are new to Zoom, simply download the Zoom app and you will be ready to join online every week to see visuals shared by presenters. A call-in by phone option is also available but note that you will only hear the audio portion. 

Restricted use pesticide (RUP) credits and Certified Crop Advisor (CCA) CEUs are now available for attendees who attend the live meeting. 

Participants must sign up to receive an email notification with instructions for joining the Virtual Breakfast. You only need to do this once and you will receive the Zoom link and call-in phone number, as well as weekly reminders every Wednesday. Participants receiving emails can opt in or out at any time. 

Sign up for the free Field Crops Virtual Breakfast 

If you cannot participate in the live session at 7 a.m., you can view the recorded version at any time. However, only the live session will be eligible for RUP and CCA credits. Recordings will be closed-captioned and available at the Field Crops Virtual Breakfast webpage and the MSU Extension Field Crops Team social media platforms: FacebookSpotifyYouTubeApple Podcasts and Twitter

If you are unable to sign up online, call the Lapeer County MSU Extension office at 810-667-0341. 

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