Fusarium damage (FUS DMG)
Fusarium damage is an objective grading factor. Rain encourages the development of fungi such as Fusarium. All classes of wheat have tolerances for Fusarium damage.
Fusarium head blight in Canada is caused by four species of fungus, of which the most important is Fusarium graminearum F. graminearum has been found mostly in black soil zones, which are also the areas that receive the most precipitation. Outbreaks of Fusarium head blight are also a safety concern because of mycotoxins in Fusarium-infected grain.
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