Relationship between grain yield and Fusarium head blight in soft red winter wheat as influenced by cultivar resistance

Fusarium Head Blight (FHB) is a serious disease in all wheatgrowing areas in the world. FHB affects wheat by reducing yield and grain quality. Our objective is to characterize the relationship between FHB and grain yield. Three soft red winter wheat cultivars with different levels of FHB resistance (Truman, Hopewell and Cooper, moderately resistant moderately susceptible, and susceptible to FHB, respectively) were evaluated. Based on regression slopes, yield reduction per unit increase in FHB index varied among cultivars, being highest for moderately susceptible Hopewell, intermediate for moderately resistant Truman and lowest for susceptible Cooper.
Fusariose (FHB) est une maladie grave dans toutes les régions productrices de blé dans le monde. FHB s’attaque au blé, en réduisant le rendement et la qualité du grain. Notre objectif est de caractériser la relation entre la fusariose et le rendement en grain. Trois cultivars de blé tendre rouge d’hiver, avec différents niveaux de résistance à la fusariose (Truman, Hopewell et Cooper, moyennement résistant, modérément sensible, et sensibles à la fusariose, respectivement) ont été évalués. En se basant su les pentes de régression, la réduction des rendements par unité augmente en indice de fusariose qui varie selon les cultivars, étant le plus élevé pour les moyennement sensibles Hopewell, intermédiaires pour une résistance modérée Truman et le plus bas pour les sensibles Cooper.
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