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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Integrated Management and Prediction of Fusarium Head Blight and Don in Winter Wheat Project Number: 0500-00053-003-46
Project Type: Grant

Start Date: Jun 13, 2012
End Date: Jun 12, 2015

Objective:
This is a multi-state project that will quantify reductions in head infection, FHB, and DON that result from within-field corn debris management under commercial scale wheat production.

Approach:
Following corn harvest, replicated wide (60 ft) strips will be subject to moldboard plowing or left un-plowed prior to sowing wheat over the entire field with a no-till drill. Wheat in each strip will be monitored for FHB and sampled for laboratory quantification of head infection and DON. Our results will identify the range of FHB/DON reductions to be expected from tillage or other direct debris management techniques in single fields of wheat within corn production regions.

Last Modified: 7/31/2014
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