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Integrated protection of wheat against Fusarium graminearum

Magdalena Matić, Renata Baličević, Dario Novoselović, Jasenka Ćosić, Karolina Vrandečić (review paper)


Fusarium head blight (FHB) is an economically devastating disease that may exert an adverse impact on the wheat yield and quality. To date, no measure ensures a complete protection of wheat crops, but the combination of multiple protection measures may produce the promising results. The effectiveness of each measure is influenced by environmental conditions during the growing season and cultivar susceptibility to the FHB. The Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is the most effective approach to the management of FHB. For a successful control, it is essential to acquire a good knowledge of the pathogen, its life cycle, and its ecology. Since the F. graminearum is a predominant species causing the FHB on the wheat in Croatia, this paper aims to describe all available measures for its control.

Correspondent author:
Magdalena Matić, Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek, Faculty of Agrobiotechnical Sciences Osijek, V. Preloga 1, 31000 Osijek, Croatia,