Start Date: May 08, 2009
End Date: May 07, 2014
Two field projects will be conducted. The first field research trial will be established in 2009 and 2010 in Lancaster, WI. In this trial, a split-plot arrangement will be established in which fungicide will be blocked at the whole plot level and wheat variety (resistance) will be at the split plot level. In the second trial, the effect of rotation and fungicide timing will be studied to determine the best management practice for improving wheat disease management. Data collection will include an initial disease assessment made prior to fungicide application, a measure of FHB incidence and severity will be made following the proposed methods, as will a measure of the foliar disease levels on the flag leaf. Plots will be harvested to determine yield, from which a subsample of grain will be obtained to estimate the percentage of Fusarium-damaged kernels.