Farm Service Agency Administrator Jonathan Coppess announced Tuesday USDA is accepting applications for the Durum Wheat Quality Program, a program where producers may receive a 50% cost share for applying fungicides to this year's durum wheat crop to control wheat scab. The deadline to apply for the 2010 crop year is Sept. 15. A producer must complete a DWQP application and have used an eligible fungicide to control wheat scab on acres planted to the 2010 durum wheat crop to be eligible. The producer must also provide verifiable documentation for the purchase of eligible fungicide.
More information on the program and other FSA programs is available at www.fsa.usda.gov.