Distribution of Head Blight of Rice (Fusarium graminearum Schwabe) .

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Specialist-biologist E.L. Gasich,
GIS-specialist M.I.Saulich.

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"Alber's Equal Area Conic for the USSR", 9, 1001, 7, 100, 0, 44, 68, 0, 0

Basic contents:

Vector map. Area of species distribution and zones of disease severity are shown by polygons.

Accuracy of classifier:

The area represents the disease distribution where the Head Blight of Rice has been revealed according to scientific publications.

Method of map production:

Scientists were given maps with boundaries of Oblasts and arable lands. After reviewing historic literature, species distribution was hand drawn on maps. If data were on the Oblast-level, distribution is on the Oblast level. In some cases, Oblast.s are further refined by boundaries of the Arable Land Map (Koroljeva et al., 2003). Hand drawn maps were scanned, georeferenced and vectorized. In the Former Soviet Union the disease has been registered in the Rostov Region according to Kazantseva et al. (1997), in the Caspian Depression according to Mironenko (1960), in the Krasnodar Territory according to Begunov (1992) and Berdysh (2004), in Dagestan according to Maglakelidze et al. (1991), in the Far East according to Egorova et al. (1986) Egorova & Oksenyuk (1989), in Kazakhstan according to Baimataeva & Kuzhantaeva (1978), in Uzbekistan and Tajikistan according to Dorofeeva et al. (1993). According to the following literature data, Fusarium disease of rice is harmful: in the Krasnodar Territory, Astrakhan Region and Crimea according to Petrova (1973); in the Primorskii Territory according to Egorova & Oksenyuk (1989), and in Central Asia according to Dorofeeva et al. (1993). However, it is known that Fusarium disease of rice is caused by different species of Fusarium, of which F. oxysporum f. oryzae dominates in the majority of regions according to Petrova (1976) and Dorofeeva et al. (1993), and F. moniliforme dominates in the Primorskii Territory (Egorova & Oksenyuk, 1989). Since data in regards to the harmfulness of F. graminearum on rice in regions of Russia are absent in the literature, only the area of its distribution is outlined without the indication of zones of harmfulness.

Reference citations:

Baimataeva B.K., Kuzhantaeva Zh.Zh. 1978. Fungal diseases of rice. Bulletin of agricultural science of Kazakhstan (Alma-Ata), 3: 86-88. (In Russian)
Begunov I.I. 1992. Fusarium diseases of rice and its control in Kuban' region. In: Goncharov V.T., ed. Fusarium diseases of cereals. Proceedings of the scientific-coordinative meeting; Oct 19-22, 1992; Krasnodar. Krasnodar: Soviet Kuban'. 42 p.
Berdysh Yu.I. 2004. Distribution of main pests and diseases of crops in Krasnodar Territory in 2003 and prognosis of its incidence in 2004. Krasnodar: STAZR. 28 p. (In Russian)
Dorofeeva L.L., Sizova T.P., Shapovalova R.A. 1993. Phytopathologic state of rice crops in Central Asia. Mikologiya i fitopatologiya, 27 (3): 62-66. (In Russian)
Egorova L.N., Oksenyuk G.I. 1989. Mycoflora of rice in Primorskii Territory. In: Reifman V.G., Dyakonov K.P., eds. Plant protection in the Far East. Vladivostok: Far Eastern branch of Academy of Science of USSR. 66-71 p. (In Russian)
Egorova L.N., Oksenyuk G.I., Blokhina M.V. 1986. Mycoflora of rice seeds in Primorskii Territory. In: Vasil'eva L.N.,Azbukina Z.M., Egorova L.N., eds. Flora and systematics of spore plants in the Far East. Vladivostok: Far Eastern Scientific Center of Academy of Sciences of USSR. 106-125 p.
Kazantseva T.P., Sorokin N.S., Vasil'eva I.A., Dolgova T.M., Martynov A.Ya., Gavrilova E.A., Bakalova G.A., Logvinenko T.S., Bespalova A.P., Chichikhina T.V., Dolaberidze S.D., Artokhin K.S., Makhota V.M. 1997. Prognosis of incidence and distribution of pests, diseases of crops, weeds and quarantine objects on the territory of Rostov Region in 1997 and measures of control. Rostov-na-Donu: Yug. 128 p. (In Russian)
Koroljeva IE, Vilchevskaya EV, Ruhovich DI. 2003. Digital Arable Land Map. Laboratory of Soil Information of the Dokuchaev Soil Institute, Moscow, Russia [Based on: Yanvareva LF. (ed.), Martynjuk KN., Kisileva NM. 1989. Map of Land Use, Faculty of Geography, Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia.].
Maglakelidze A.I., Tikhonova N.A., Lebedev V.B. 1991. Fungal diseases of rice in Dagestan. Zashchita rastenii, 10: 8-9. (In Russian)
Mironenko P.V. 1960. Fusarium wilt of rice in Caspian Depression. Proceedings of All-Union research institute of plant protection, 14: 123-128. (In Russian)
Petrova A.I. 1973. Piricularia and Fusarium diseases of rice. In: Khokhryakov A.E., ed. Distribution of crop diseases in the USSR in 1968-1972. Leningrad: VIZR. 51-54 p. (In Russian)
Petrova A.I. 1976. The methodic directions on identification and protection of rice against Fusarium root rot. Leningrad: VIZR. 21 p. (In Russian)

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