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Don’t Miss Your Chance to Treat for Head Scab

July 2, 2021
Fusarium head blight (head scab) on wheat

Fusarium head blight (head scab) on wheat

At first, it appeared that 2021 would not be a year for severe Fusarium head scab pressure, but recent reports are showing multiple states are now at high risk for disease development due to recent wet, humid weather.

Head scab is considered one of the most economically damaging wheat diseases in the U.S. by the Crop Protection Network, and it’s no wonder. Not only can head scab severely decrease yields, but it also lowers grain quality by increasing DON levels. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has in place a maximum allowance of DON levels, and if your wheat’s levels are too high, that could mean dockage or rejection at the elevator.

To protect grain quality and profit potential, we recommend a preventive fungicide application, but it’s important you act soon. As we enter the summer, applicators’ schedules begin to fill up and the window for fungicide applications starts to narrow. Plus, varying growth rates within and across fields as well as weather delays can create even more application challenges.

That’s why we recommend applying Miravis® Ace fungicide for greater application flexibility and efficacy. By allowing applications as early as 50% head emergence up to flowering, Miravis Ace helps alleviate the stress of applying on time, and helps protect both the main heads and tillers due to longer-lasting residual and xylem mobility. It also helps lower DON levels for improved grain quality and greater confidence at the elevator.

To learn more about Miravis Ace and to see trials from your region, visit our new Miravis brands’ performance hub.

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