The effect of soil moisture on the incidence of Rhizoctonia cerealis and microbial antagonism against it. I. Pathogenicity of Rhizoctonia cerealis under different temperature and soil moisture conditions
Scientia Agriculturae Bohemoslovaca 24(3): 243-254
The pathogenicity of R. cerealis strains M1, 312, 888 and 2 to the winter wheat cultivar Okapi, the effect of temp. on mycelial growth, and the effect of soil moisture on disease incidence and infection process were studied under growth chamber conditions. The number of injured plants in dry soils was greater than in wet soils when the soils were unsterilized, however, in sterilized soil no differences were found between wet and dry soils.