Head Scab in Wheat
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Each year during grain fill, maturity, and harvest, many questions begin to surface about head diseases. Portions of bleached heads surely get everyone’s attention as the crop begins to show symptoms of Fusarium Head Scab and/or Blight. Infections of this disease happen during flowering and are intensified under wet humid conditions. Weeks later, as grain fill takes off, a visual assessment tells the story of the disease severity. The bleached spikelets are often sterile or contain shrunken and shriveled grains.

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