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Abstract

Seed treatment for control leaf spot diseases of spring wheat.

Abstract

In the years 2001 and 2002 at the Institute of Plant Protection Branch in Sośnicowice research work was performed on seed treatment with fungicides against leaf diseases of spring wheat cv. Ismena caused by pathogenic fungi: Blumeria graminis [Erysiphe graminis], Phaeosphaeria nodorum, Puccinia recondita and Pyrenophora tritici-repentis. Two variants of protection were included in the experiment: seed dressing with fungicides or seed dressing and single application of foliar spray at GS 49. At early growth stages of spring wheat a very high biological activity against powdery mildew, septoria leaf spot, brown rust and tan spot was recorded for seed dressing containing triticonazole + prochloraz. In the case of triadimenol + imazalil + fuberidazole only a weak, but long-lasting effect against brown rust and septoria leaf spot was observed. Leaf infection as well as 1000 grain mass and yield, in the experimental combination with using triticonazole + prochloraz were on the same level as in the experimental variant where after seed dressing with triadimenol + imazalil + fuberidazole plots were sprayed with tridemorph + epoxyconazole at GS 49. It was concluded that seed dressing preparation containing triticonazole + prochloraz constituted a good base for protection of spring wheat against foliar diseases.