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Fusarium Head Blight, or Head Scab, can be a major disease problem in wheat. Head Scab not only causes low test weight and shriveled grain, but it also causes grain to have high levels of deoxynivalenol (DON) toxin. The disease is favored by warm, wet conditions during the early flowering to early grain fill stages of wheat development. Fungicide applications made at the early flowering stage have been found to be effective in suppressing Head Scab damage and DON levels.
Wheat Tech, Inc. is a group of independent crop consultants with over 170 years of experience. The goal of our consultants is to provide growers with an agronomically sound consulting program in South Central Kentucky, Tennessee, and the boot heel of Missouri. We specialize in intensively managed wheat, corn and soybean production utilizing our experience and backed up by our research plots.
Independent means that we do not work for any crop protectant, fertilizer or seed companies. We do not sell any inputs and our recommendations are based on experience, research data and an unbiased view of the available products.
Our consultants work directly with the grower to develop management strategies that will maximize the economic return of their crop. The service is cradle to grave in that every decision from preplant fertility to late season fungicide use must be scrutinized to determine agronomic soundness.
Thank you to everyone who attended and participated in our Summer Crops Review, either in Logan County or Christian County.