What caused low levels of fusarium head blight in 2016?

We caught up with Steven Simpfendorfer, Senior Cereal Pathologist with NSW DPI at the Goondiwindi GRDC Research Update to have a chat about where low levels of Fusarium head blight came from in 2016, and what growers should be doing to manage infected seed and crown rot inoculum levels. This short interview covers:

  • What caused low levels of fusarium head blight;
  • Why growers should get seed tested;
  • How to sample for testing;
  • Effectiveness of seed treatments; and
  • Monitoring crown rot inoculum levels.

If you suspect you had Fusarium head blight or white grains disorder in 2016 you can send samples to:
4 Marsden Park Road
Calala NSW 2340

Further information

Low levels of Fusarium head blight in 2016 – where did it come from and what does it mean? – GRDC Update Paper

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