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Management of Fusarium Head Blight on Wheat Webinar Part 1

Understanding the Basics of Fusarium Head Blight (FHB) of Small Grains and Management of FHB with Cultural Practices and Resistant Varieties

An American Society of Agronomy webinar sponsored by sponsored by the U.S. Wheat and Barley Scab Initiative.

Date:  Monday, February 11, 2019

Time:  12:00 Noon - 1:00 PM Eastern/11:00 AM - 12:00 Noon Central/10:00 - 11:00 AM Mountain/9:00 - 10:00 AM Pacific

Fusarium head blight (i.e., scab), caused by the fungus Fusarium graminearum, is one of the most destructive diseases of wheat in the U.S. This webinar will discuss the biology of Fusarium graminearum, the disease cycle of Fusarium head blight, and management of this disease through cultural practices and resistant wheat varieties.

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Speaker Information:
Dr. Christina Cowger
Plant Pathologist
United States Department of Agriculture—Agricultural Research Service
Associate Professor/Plant Pathologist/Epidemiologist, North Carolina State University

Dr. Christina Cowger is a Plant Pathologist with the United States Department of Agriculture—Agricultural Research Service and an Associate Professor/Plant Pathologist/Epidemiologist at North Carolina State University. Her research focuses on the epidemiology and sustainable management of wheat and barley diseases, particularly Fusarium head blight (FHB), powdery mildew, and Stagonospora nodorum blotch. She has collaborated with breeding programs throughout the eastern U.S. to help develop wheat and barley lines that are disease-resistant. Dr. Cowger has published extensively on FHB epidemiology. She has given invited talks on the management of FHB and other small grain diseases to dozens of audiences of growers and crop advisers.

Dr. Pierce Paul
Professor and Extension Plant Pathologist
The Ohio State University

Dr. Pierce Paul is a Professor and Extension Plant Pathologist at The Ohio State University, with expertise in epidemiology, risk assessment, and integrated management of diseases of corn and small grain crops, primarily those caused by mycotoxigenic fungi. He is particularly interested in the use of statistical and computer models to describe plant disease dynamics in the field and to make disease management decisions based on risk assessment and economics. He currently researches various aspects of the epidemiology and integrated management of Fusarium head blight of wheat, Gibberella ear rot of corn, and associated mycotoxins such as deoxynivalenol and zearalenone. He has published extensively on the use of a statistical technique called meta-analysis to integrate and interpret results from integrated management trials and to evaluate the economic benefit of disease management programs in corn and wheat.

FREE to all registrants.

Registration for the webinar includes access to the live webinar and a link to a recording of the webinar.

The live webinar broadcast will be delivered via GoToWebinar.  After registering, you will receive an email with a link to register with GoToWebinar to receive the connection information.

The recording link will be emailed to you and will be available approximately one week from the scheduled date.