Seed & Chemical
Integrated fusarium head blight management
By Albert Tenuta OMAFRA Field Crop News
June 10, 2015 - Fusarium head blight continues to be of significant economic concern in Ontario as well as other provinces. Although new tools have helped, it is not realistic to expect a single cultural or management practice to effectively manage this devastating disease alone.
The integration of the various cultural or management practices (“tools”) into a coordinated FHB management program can minimize producer losses and risk. The components of an integrated FHB management program include: (1) seed quality, (2) seed treatment, (3) variety selection (tolerant/resistant), (4) crop rotation, (5) disease forecasting and fungicide application, (6) residue management, and (7) harvest management.