Susceptibility of Wheat Varieties to Bunt

Characterisation of Leaf Symptoms of Common Bunt (Tilletia caries) and Relationship to Ear Attack in Nine Wheat Cultivars

E. Koch and H. Spiess
Report on research carried out in 2000 and 2001 at: The Federal Biological Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry in Darmstadt, Germany and at The Dottenfelderhof branch of Biodynamic Research Institute in Bad Vilbel, Germany.


Experiments were carried out in order to determine the relative susceptibility to bunt attack (Tilletia caries) of nine soft wheat varieties. The same cultivars were studied in two pot tests and one field scale experiment. Results show clear differences between some of the cultivars. The different locations also show varying susceptibility rates.

First published (2002) in "Zeitschrift für Pflanzenkrankheiten und Pflanzenschutz - Journal for Plant Diseases and Protection" by Eugen Ulmer Verlag, Stuttgart

Report is written in English
(BDAA library)