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Triticum sp.

Infection by fungal pathogens depends on several factors: free water on the host plant surface is usually required, the susceptibility of the host, the density of inoculum, and ambient temperature, as well as other environmental factors. While some fungi attack only one or a few host species, others attack many. Symptoms and disease development are a function of the host-parasite interaction. Symptoms may be similar or distinct, depending on the fungi involved. Positive identification of fungi should therefore be based on their morphology. Unless otherwise reported, the fungi included in this field manual cause diseases in bread wheat, durum wheat, and triticale.

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List of Wheat Diseases

Triticum sp.

•  Wheat Streak Mosaic Virus » Marmor virgatum

•  Wheat Powdery Mildew » Erysiphe graminis syn. Blumeria graminis

•  Take-All Disease of Wheat » Gäumannomyces graminis var. tritici

•  Septoria Leaf Blotch of Wheat » Septoria tritici, Septoria nodorum

•  Fusarium Head Blight of Wheat » Gibberella zeae

•  Snow Mold of Wheat » Micronectriella (Calonectria) graminicola

•  Loose Smut of Wheat » Ustilago tritici

•  Wheat Leaf Rust (Brown Rust) » Puccinia recondita

•  Wheat Stripe Rust (Yellow Rust) » Puccinia striiformis

•  Wheat Stem Rust (Black Rust) » Puccinia graminis

•  Common Bunt of Wheat (Stinking Smut) » Tilletia sp.

•  Strawbreaker of Wheat (Foot Rot, Eyespot) » Pseudocercosporella herpotrichoides

•  Black Head Molds of Wheat (Sooty Molds) » Cladosporium herbarum

•  Ring Spot of Wheat (Wirrega Blotch) » Drechslera tritici - repentis


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