Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Fusarium Head Blight Alert System - 2011

The U.S. Wheat & Barley Scab Initiative FHB Alert System will again be active in 2011. In addition to adding two more states, there will be options for users to customize the system to target their geographical area better. The goal of the alert system is to enable users to have improved notice (i.e., more timely) about the potential for scab outbreaks. The alert system is tied to the Fusarium Head Blight Risk Assessment Tool and integrates information from predictive models with commentary from state extension specialists. The forecasting system will be available in early March.