July 11, 2017

WestBred Tips on Fighting Fusarium Head Blight

Wheat growers have struggled to combat Fusarium Head Blight (FHB) for years, and recent outbreaks have caused increased concern about prevention. Fusarium Head Blight, also called Head Scab or simply Scab, is a problem not only because of its impact on yield potential but also because of its ability to produce the mycotoxin deoxynivalenol, or DON. High levels of DON can lead to significant dockage and even rejection at the elevator if levels are above thresholds, because it can adversely affect livestock and human health when ingested. Make sure that you take these steps to prevent FHB from negatively impacting your harvest and your bottom line.

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