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2021 National FHB Forum Offered Valuable Updates & Connections

The 2021 NFHB Forum was held December 6-7, 2021, with nearly 300 registered attendees participating to gain insights from scientific presentations and poster sessions on the latest research on Fusarium Head Blight (scab) and deoxynivalenol (DON). 

2021 NFHB Forum Highlighted in Fusarium Focus Newsletter

Make sure to check out Fusarium Focus for an overview of the 2021 NFHB Forum virtual event.

2021 NFHB Forum Proceedings Published

The publication of the proceedings for all the presentation, poster and paper submissions is now available. This is the official publication for all citation references. >> View the Proceedings 

Program Abstracts

Check out the sortable online list of the 70 abstracts that were submitted for the 2021 NFHB Forum. You can sort and search via research category, presentation type, first author or title. >> View the Abstracts

2021 NFHB Forum Program

Valuable updates and novel findings were shared during this dynamic two-day virtual event. Kicking off with a Plenary Session and then focusing in on research areas, the presentation sessions offered time for live Q&A with key experts. A virtual poster room with more than 50 digital posters and author videos were available and live poster author sessions were also offered curing the event. Wrapping up attendees joined a virtual tour of RAHR's malting production and technical center as well as the Luce Line Brewing Co. Attendees then tested their FHB knowledge in a fun FHB Trivia networking session. >> Check out the 2021 NFHB Forum Program with links to the abstracts and recordings.

2021 NFHB Forum Presenters


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USWBSI 2021 Forum Organizing Committee (FOC)


Carl Bradley, University of Kentucky and Carl Schwinke, Siemer Milling Co.


FHB Management

Christina Cowger, USDA

Ce Yang, University of Minnesota

Food Safety & Toxicology

Dave Kendra, BASF

Jiajia Rao, North Dakota State University

Gene Discovery and Engineering Resistance

Rong Di, Rutgers University

Guihua Bai, USDA

Pathogen Biology and Genetics

Zhao Jin, North Dakota State University

Pete Oppenheimer, North Carolina State University

Variety Development and Host Resistance

Jessica Rupp (HWW-CP), Kansas State University

Nicholas Santantonio (SWW-CP), Virginia Tech


The NFHB Forum is organized and hosted by the U.S. Wheat & Barley Scab Initiative (USWBSI).