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Research Project: Reducing Scab and Vomitoxin in Malting Barley in the Mid- Atlantic

Location: National Programs

Project Number: 0500-00053-005-04-G
Project Type: Grant

Start Date: Jun 1, 2020
End Date: May 31, 2021

Objective:
The objectives of this research are: 1) test new fungicides available to barley growers and develop best management protocols, 2) evaluate current fungicides for efficacy on FHB in barley and 3) educate growers and processors on best management practices for producing high quality malting barley in the Mid-Atlantic region.

Approach:
The researcher will conduct fungicide trials in Pennsylvania in order to determine the best management strategies for barley growers in this region. Growers will be educated on the best methods for producing high quality malting barley through field days, workshops, meetings, newsletters and other media outlets.