Fungicide application to control Fusarium head blight (FHB, Fusarium graminearum) and accompanying mycotoxin contamination in wheat is generally performed at anthesis because wheat is most susceptible to FHB around this stage. In this study, we evaluated the effect of the timing of fungicide applicatio. The results and their previous findings suggest that around 20 DAA (late milk stage) is a potentially critical timing for mycotoxin control in wheat.
Plant Disease, Volume 96, Issue 6, Page 845-851, June 2012. By Megumi Yoshida, Takashi Nakajima, Kenta Tomimura, Fumihiko Suzuki, Michiyoshi Arai, and Atsushi Miyasaka, NARO Kyushu Okinawa Agricultural Research Center (NARO/KARC), Kumamoto, Japan