Conditions favorable for wheat scab again this year

Fusarium head blight, also known as FHB or scab, devastated Louisiana’s wheat crop last year and while many hoped the worst was over, recent reports are predicting it could happen all over again this year.

Scab is mainly caused by the fungus, Fusarium graminearum, which can develop rapidly during wheat’s flowering stage when accompanied by […]

Fusarium head blight confirmed in Nebraska

Due to the frequent and heavy rainfall that occurred during the flowering of wheat crops in the area of Mead, Nebraska, Fusarium head blight (scab) has been confirmed in a field at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Agricultural Research and Development Center (ARDC).

While the disease is in its initial stages of development, is expected to […]

Concerns raised about mycotoxins in wheat east of Mississippi

Following a rainy season, the wheat harvest east of the Mississippi is behind schedule, meaning it is more subject to deoxynivalenol (DON) than usual, according to Max Hawkins, a nutritionist in Lexington, Kentucky.

Hawkins works with Alltech’s mycotoxin management team, and explains that DON is produced by Fusarium garminareum mold—the same mold that produces Fusarium […]