Distribution and zones of disease severity of Fusarium Head Blight (Fusarium spp.) on rye

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Specialist-biologist - T.Yu. Gagkaeva, GIS-specialist - M.I. Saulich.

Date of creation:



1:20 000 000.

Accuracy of map:

Created using maps of natural scale 1:40 000 000.


"Alber's Equal Area Conic", 9, 1001, 7, 100, 0, 44, 68, 0, 0.

Basic contents:

Vector map consists of polygons illustrating the area of general disease distribution on rye and area of high disease severity.

Accuracy of classifier:

The distribution of Fusarium head blight in all regions is represented according to scientific publications. Area of high disease severity is based on annual appearance of the disease and resulting yield reduction.

Procedure of map drawing:

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. Hand drawn maps were scanned, georeferenced and vectorized.
The area of Fusarium head blight is widely distributed where winter rye is grown (Buga, 1999), (Levitin et al., 1994), (Piryazeva, 2001), (Shipilova, 1994). The distribution of the disease was specified by boundaries of the largest wheat production area. Regions of high disease severity reflect areas where the disease occurs every year and degrades yield quality, usually areas with relatively cool and humid conditions during the vegetation period (North-Western, Volgo-Vyatka regions, Byelorussia, Ukraine, Baltic countries).

Reference Citations:

Buga S.F. 1999. Treatment of seeds by fungicides is the first step in protection of cereal crops against diseases. Zashchita zernovykh kul'tur. Minsk. V.4: 4. (In Russian)
Koroljeva I.E., Vilchevskaya E.V., Ruhovich D.I. 2003. Digital Arable Land Map. Laboratory of Soil Information of the Dokuchaev Soil Institute, Moscow.
Levitin M., Ivashchenko V., Shipilova N., Nesterov A.N., Gagkaeva T., Potorochina I.G., Afanasyeva O.B. 1994. Pathogens of Fusarium Head Blight and forms of its appearance in North-western region of Russia. Mikologiya i fitopatologiya 28(3): 58-64. (In Russian)
Piryazeva E.A. 2001. Sanitary mycological characters of grain forage in Ural and West-Siberian Regions of Russia. Ph.D. Thesis. 18 pp. (In Russian)
Shipilova N.P. 1994. Fusarium species composition and bioecological properties of pathogens of fusariosis on cereals. Ph.D. Thesis. St. Petersburg. 22 pp. (In Russian)
Shipilova N., Gagkaeva T. 1992. Fusarium Head Blight on cereal crops in the North-western region of Russia. Zashchita rastenii 11: pp.7-8 (In Russian)
Voilokov, A.B., Gagkaeva, T.Yu., Dmitriev, A.P., Baranova, O.A. 1998. Resistance of inbreed lines of winter rye to Brown Rust and Fusarium Head Blight. Byulleten' VIZR 78-79: 59-63. (In Russian)

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