Dealing With Fusarium Head Blight (Scab) in North Carolina

— Written By and last updated by Carol Hicks

Some parts of North Carolina are seeing an epidemic of Fusarium head blight (scab), which contaminates grain with a mycotoxin called vomitoxin.

Based on the weather and risk forecast, we expect the greatest problems to occur in the southern and tidewater areas of the state.

Dr. Christina Cowger posted a new fact sheet on dealing with DON (vomitoxin) in small grains.

More information about disease in small grains is available from Dr. Christina Cowger, USDA-ARS Small Grains Pathologist, NCSU Department of Plant Pathology, Tel. 919-513-7388,