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Studies on the control of root-rot diseases of cereals. IV. Influence of mechanical seed injury on infection by Fusarium culmoram in Wheat

Machacek, J.E.; Greaney, F.J.

Canad. J. Res 14(12): 438-444

1936


Accession: 013517015

Field experiments during 1932 to 1934 are recorded in which uninjured, lightly scarified, and heavily scarified Mindum and Marquis wheat seed was sown in plots artificially infected in one half with Fusarium culmorum. Severe root rot was successfully induced by applying mycelium and spores of F. culmorum to the seed and soil, and every year root rot was appreciably and significantly increased by soil inoculation.

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