Mycoflora of the spring barley grains especially Fusarium spp.
Infection of the barley grains by pathogens (fungi of the genus Fusarium) was studied using malting barley from Kromeriz and Zabcice in the Czech Republic. The most frequent species during the year 2005 were: Alternaria, Cladosporium and Fusarium spp. The most frequent species of Fusarium were F. culmorum, F. graminearum [Gibberella zeae] and F. avenaceum [G. avenacea]. A statistically significant difference was discovered when the number of Fusarium-attacked ears of the untreated variants in the 2 localities was compared, and a higher incidence was observed in Zabcice.