Start Date: May 05, 2014
End Date: May 04, 2015
Project 1: By performing experiments at multiple locations and multiple grain classes in ND, and by using multiple varieties with different levels of resistance at each location, we expect epidemics of different intensities to develop. We will be able to determine the degree to which genotype resistance and fungicide application interact to reduce FHB and DON across locations and grain classes, under both natural infection and artificial inoculation. Project 2: The effect of fungicides on Fusarium head blight (FHB) and deoxynivalenol (DON) levels will be evaluated across multiple locations and small grain classes. Plots will be harvested to determine yield, and grain samples from each plot will be evaluated for percentage Fusarium-damaged kernels. Grain samples from each plot will be sent for DON analysis. Results will be reported to the USWBSI coordinator of the Uniform fungicide studies, as well as reported to ND producers.