Scab Smart Web Site Offers Info on Scab, DON Mitigation

September 25, 2009 Bookmark and Share

The U.S. Wheat and Barley Scab Initiative (UWBSI) launched a new Web site this week to provide producers with information on how to manage Fusarium head blight, commonly known as scab.

Scab Smart is designed to serve as a quick guide to the integrated strategies that result in optimum reduction of scab and its primary associated mycotoxin, deoxynivalenol (DON).

On the site, producers can access information by management strategy or wheat class. Scab Smart’s content will be updated on an ongoing basis as new management information becomes available.

The group has previously reported that infections of scab have reached worrisome levels in several Southern soft winter wheat states due to wet weather.

The new tool is accessible at or through UWBSI’s site at