If the disease is found before harvest, it is recommended to adjust the combine settings to blow the lighter infected seed out the back. Unfortunately, this strategy is more effective for wheat and less so for barley and oats. A cereal crop with a high level of FHB should be stored separately from a healthy crop at no more than 14% moisture to prevent the spread of mould.
Be mindful of protecting yourself from crop dust, especially from a field infected with FHB. Choosing a swather or combine with a closed cab, wearing overalls, goggles, and a mask will help protect individuals from the effects of crop dust.
Take caution when hauling, loading, and unloading grain infected with FHB to ensure it does not blow into neighbouring fields, roadways, or ditches.