Hops and malt barley disease update: Current and emerging threats

Citation

Foster, A., Johnstone, E., McCallum, J., & Mills, A. (2023, November 8). Hops and malt barley disease update: Current and emerging threats. First Annual PEI Malt Barley and Hops Day, Charlottetown, PE, Canada.

Plain language summary

In our presentation at the First Annual PEI Malt Barley and Hops Day titled "Hops and Malt Barley Disease Update: Current and Emerging Threats," we shared vital insights into the diseases impacting hops and barley, focusing on epidemiological conditions that promote disease development and the emergence of Halo Blight in our region. Highlighting the significance of this new threat, we also introduced an innovative online tool designed for the forecasting of Fusarium Head Blight (FHB) in cereals, including barley. This tool represents a significant step forward in disease management, offering growers real-time, actionable data to mitigate risks and protect their crops. Our discussion aimed to equip local growers with the latest pathology knowledge and innovative technology for hops and barley growers to address these challenges proactively.