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Research Project: Management of Fusarium Head Blight (FHB) in Missouri

Location: Crop Production and Protection

Project Number: 0500-00053-005-072-G
Project Type: Grant

Start Date: May 1, 2022
End Date: Apr 30, 2026

1) Integrated Management) Evaluate the integrated effects of fungicide treatment and genetic resistance on Fusarium Head Blight (FHB) and DON in all major grain classes, with emphasis on the new fungicides, Sphaerex® and Prosaro Pro®. 2) Uniform Fungicides) Compare the efficacy of a standard anthesis application of Sphaerex or Prosaro Pro as compared to a standard application of Prosaro® or Caramba®.

Establish two core soft red winter wheat trials conducted at two locations in Missouri every year: an integrated management trial and a uniform fungicide trial. Cultivars will be selected according to trial needs. We plan to artificially inoculate trials to ensure disease establishment and utilize mist irrigation when needed.