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Sign-up for Fusarium Head Blight Alerts

Producers and ag professionals that are interested in the potential risk for Fusarium head blight in wheat and barley can sign-up for a national alert system. These alerts are delivered either short text messages (SMS) on mobile phones or as e-mail messages.

Go to the National Scab Initiative website ( and chose which way you would like the alerts to reach you and from which state or states and regions you would like to receive the alerts.

These alerts are made possible through the collaborative effort of the US Wheat and Barley Scab Initiative and the national FHB Prediction Center at the Pennsylvania State University.

The alerts for Minnesota will be provided in collaboration with Marcia McMullen, NDSU's extension plant pathologist, and others in the region.

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