PRO/PL> Fusarium head blight, wheat – China: (AH), alert

Other Plant Disease — China
The agricultural department in east China’s Anhui Province has sent a warning of a wheat scab epidemic. The department discovered that 4.7 million hectares [about 11.6 million acres] of wheat fields in the province are prone to an outbreak of the fungal disease this year [2019]. Among them, 2 million hectares [about 4.9 million acres] are likely to suffer losses. Wheat scab had been expanding and aggravating over the past years in the province, affecting yield and quality.