Location: Crop Production and Protection
Project Number: 0500-00053-005-132-G
Project Type: Grant
Start Date: May 1, 2022
End Date: Apr 30, 2026
Evaluate and compare the efficacy, rainfastness, and economic benefit of fungicide programs for Fusarium head blight (FHB) and mycotoxin control on wheat cultivars with different levels of resistance to FHB and expand the data matrix used for modeling FHB with cases representing new environments to improve predictive performance.
Field plots will be established using cultivars with different levels of FHB resistance; subjected to fungicide treatments, with/without overhead irrigation and with/without inoculation; and FHB intensity and mycotoxin grain contamination data will be collected. FHB severity data from untreated, nonirrigated, and non-inoculated plots will be used for FHB model validation.