Honeydew and sclerotia have been observed in non-treated, artificially-infested plots in Madras, OR.
Cultivars with late emerging flowers may still be exposed to airborne spores or honeydew.
In contrast to airborne ascospores, honeydew is contact-, splash- or insect-dispersed.
Infections that occur later in the season can result in the presence of honeydew at harvest, which can make swathing and combining more difficult.
Fields with honeydew should be monitored for development of sclerotia (before and after swathing).
Late season scouting and field monitoring will help to develop harvesting/seed cleaning schedules and identify potential problem fields or areas that will need increased monitoring in the 2019 season.