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Fusarium Head Blight

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Thomas County Ag Agent, Andrew Sawyer, and I were looking at some wheat around Ochlocknee yesterday and noticed some bleached and discolored heads infected with Fusarium Head Blight/Scab. Decatur County Agent, Justin Ballew found some last week around Bainbridge and Seminole Ag Agent, Rome Etheredge, posted some photos and information on Wheat Head Scab on his blog. The problem has to do with weather conditions during  time of flowering and it doesn’t spread. Below is some information from UGA Extension Grain Pathologist, Dr. Alfredo Martinez-Espinosa:
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