In the last week, the risk of Fusarium Head Blight expanded into the Red River Valley. NDSU Extension Cereal Crop Plant Pathologist Andrew Friskop says that’s problematic because the wheat and barley are in different growth stages. A fungicide application should be considered. “Our general recommendation for wheat is when early flowering starts, there’s seven days to make an effective application. For barley, it’s full head and then, you’ve got one week. The good thing is that there may be a window of opportunity to help you with timing.”
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