Investigating Crop Management Options to Lessen the Impact of Fusarium Head Blight in Wheat
Lead Researcher: Dr. Kelly Turkington (AAFC - Lacombe)
Summary: This project will examine cropping system-based strategies to lessen the impact of fusarium head blight (FHB). The research will evaluate how cropping strategies may reduce the amount of inoculum (primarily infested crop residues) and reduce the extent of host infection. This project will encompass all classes of wheat with individual research centres focusing on locally adapted classes of wheat. The research will look at capitalizing on current knowledge of FHB to investigate integrated crop management strategies that may lessen the severity of FHB and level of DON contamination.