Evaluation of adaptability and stability in barley varieties following infection with root rots.
Under artificial infection in the field, 133 varieties were tested during 1983-85 for resistance to Fusarium culmorum and Helminthosporium sativum [Cochliobolus sativus]. Yield reductions under infection were associated with changes in such traits as emergence, crop density and yield/plant. Twenty varieties outyielded the standard, Nadja. Data are tabulated on their provenance, yield, and adaptability and stability for yield under infection. High adaptability was shown by Primevara, Belogorskiĭ, Khar'kovskiĭ 70, Vympel and Trumpf. High tolerance of the pathogens was shown by Odesskiĭ 70, Belogorskiĭ, Liman, Roland and Krasnoufimskiĭ 95.