Uniform Fungicide and Biocontrol Agent Tests for Control of Fusarium Head Blight and Deoxynivalenol
Project Number: 0500-00053-002-90
Start Date: May 08, 2009
End Date: May 07, 2013
Recent localized epidemics have necessitated finding fungicides that are effective against FHB. Scab development depends on host genetics, favorable environmental conditions from anthesis through kernel development, and the ability of the causal fungus to survive and spread. Immediate options are needed to keep this disease from causing severe economic loss to farmers. The requirement for efficacy reports for use of biofungicides is increasing in wheat producing areas.
This research will allow for testing of products (fungicides and biofungicides) that may be registered in the near future; provide supporting documentation for Section 18 registration (if necessary) or for the registration of new products; and provide an additional testing site for the uniform trials in Michigan. Test results will provide information to producers locally and nationwide on what products are providing the greatest disease control and improvement in yield and quality.