Two free head scab management webinars on Feb. 11 and 18, 2019

Register for this two-part webinar series to learn more about Fusarium head blight and best practices available for managing the disease.

January 31, 2019 - Author: , , Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences

Head scab
Fusarium head scab symptoms on a single spikelet (left), half of head (middle) and entire head (right). Photo by Martin Nagelkirk, MSU Extension.

Fusarium head blight, or scab, is one of the most destructive diseases that can affect wheat. Both grain yield and grain quality losses can be observed when Fusarium head blight is severe. Quality losses include lower test weight and contamination of grain by mycotoxins, e.g., deoxynivalenol (DON or vomitoxin), that are produced by the Fusarium head blight fungus (Fusarium graminearum). Our pathology colleagues Carl Bradley, Pierce Paul and Christina Cowger from the University of Kentucky, the Ohio State University and North Carolina State University/USDA-ARS will be giving webinars on head scab management sponsored by the U.S. Wheat and Barley Scab Initiative and hosted through the American Society of Agronomy.

Protect your wheat yields! Register for this two-part webinar series to learn more about Fusarium head blight and the best practices available for managing the disease. These webinars are free to everyone that registers. Register by clicking the links below.

Registration for the webinar includes access to the live webinar and a link to a recording of the webinar. The recording link will be emailed to you and will be available approximately one week from the scheduled date. This link will be valid for 30 days and can only be used by the registrant.

One CEU Integrated Pest Management (CCA/CPAg) and one CEU Professional Meetings (CPSS/CPSC/CST) are available.

Questions? Need help with registration? Contact Michele Lovejoy at mlovejoy@sciencesocieties.org or 608-268-4947.

Tags: fusarium head scab, msu extension, wheat


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