Fusarium Head Blight Risk Map


Fusarium Head Blight Risk Forecast can now be accessed in real time with this link: prairiefhb.ca

The forecast allows one to:

  • select the crop type - spring wheat, winter wheat or barley,
  • select a specific variety, which reflects resistance rating, and
  • zoom in on a specific production area.

In Manitoba, the forecast is based on data from >120 weather stations. The model's focus is on temperature and humidity which are the prime determinants of FHB infection risk. Warm, humid conditions favour the development of disease while the crop is susceptible to infection (during flowering). A snapshot like the image below is posted weekly, usually on Thursdays.

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For More Information Contact:
David Kaminski, Field Crop Pathologist
Primary Agriculture
Phone: (204) 750-4248