Improving Fungicide Application Recommendations for Managing Fusarium Head Blight of Wheat and Barley

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Although much research has been conducted with a focus of managing FHB in wheat and barley with fungicides, many questions still remain. This proposal has three research objectives, which, if successfully completed, will help improve fungicide application recommendations for management of FHB and DON in wheat and barley. Specifically, these objectives are: 1. Evaluate different spray application technology configurations to develop recommendations for getting the best level of control of FHB and DON on wheat. 2. Evaluate different fungicide application timings and multiple fungicide application timings to wheat for control of FHB and DON. 3. Evaluate different fungicide application timings and multiple fungicide application timings to barely for control of FHB and DON. Objective 1 will focus on evaluating different nozzle tips and spray configurations (spray volume, pressure, speed, etc.) using a tractor-mounted sprayer. In 2016, as part of a KYSGGA-funded project, Dr. Bradley’s program evaluated different nozzle tips for control of FHB and DON using a back-pack hand sprayer. This objective will build upon the 2016 findings and will more closely simulate a “real-world” situation with a tractor-mounted sprayer. Objectives 2 and 3 will continue the 2016 research efforts supported by a KYSGGA-funded project, in which different timings and multiple fungicide applications will be evaluated on wheat and barley. Very good results were obtained during the 2016 research project, and continued funding in this area will allow for collecting additional data over another season, and will allow for testing new treatments that will build upon our findings in 2016.
Effective start/end date9/1/1612/31/17


  • Kentucky Small Grain Growers Association: $14,130.00


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