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Fusarium head blight

Information for small grain cereal and corn producers to help limit the spread and economic impact of FHB in Alberta.

Fusarium head blight (FHB), also known as scab or tombstone, is a serious fungal disease of wheat (including durum), barley, oats and other small cereal grains and corn. FHB affects kernel development, reducing yield and grade. However, the crops most affected are wheat, barley and corn.

Fusarium head blight is listed as a declared pest under the Alberta Agricultural Pests Act. This Act is the legislative authority for enforcement of control measures for named pests in in the province.

For more information, see Fusarium head blight – Overview.