Fusarium season arrives

Fusarium head blight risk has been shifting in its severity throughout the province of Manitoba.

Wheat crops are starting to flower in the Red River Valley and central western part of the province. This, combined with warm temperatures, heavy dews and overall high humidity are starting to put cereal crops at risk of FHB infection.

Good plant stands are providing additional cover, keeping both sun and wind out of the lower reaches of the crop, creating greater opportunity for fungal development.

The province’s agriculture department provides a daily map of showing the level of the threat of fusarium head blight.

Fore more information visit the provincial website.

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