Distribution and zones of disease severity of Gibberella zeae (Schwein.) Petch., G. fujikuroi (Sawada) Ito in Ito &.Kimura

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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 for the USSR", 9, 1001, 7, 100, 0, 44, 68, 0, 0.

Basic contents:

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

Accuracy of the classifier:

All regions are mapped where Gibberella Stalk Rot was reported in scientific publications. Area of high severity reflects where Gibberella Stalk Rot occurs every year and reduces yield.

Method of map production:

The 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 accurate definition of the disease distribution was specified by using the boundaries of the maize production area. Areas of high disease severity were identified as areas where the disease occurs every year and decreases maize yield (Borovskaya & Matichuk, 1990), (Ivashchenko, 1989, 1991), (Florya, 1979).

Reference Citations:

Borovskaya, M.F., Matichuk, V.G. 1990. Diseases of maize. Kishinev: Shtiintsa. 132-138 pp. (In Russian)
Florya, M.B. 1979. Stalk Rots on maize. Selektsiya i genetika kukuruzy. Krasnodar. 122-133 pp. (In Russian)
Ivashchenko, V.G. 1989. Methods of estimation and harmful forecast of Stalk Rots in corn. Leningrad: Pushkin. 18 pp. (In Russian)
Ivashchenko, V.G. 1991. Fungal diseases of stalk and leaves of maize under different ecological and geographical conditions. Mikologiya i fitopatologiya 25(5): 432-437. (In Russian)
Ivashchenko, V.G., Varenik, B.Ph., Sokolov, V.M. 1990. Harmfulness of Stalk Rots on maize in South Ukraine. Selektsiya i semenovodstvo 5: pp.19-22 (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.
Susidko, P.I., Gritsenko, G.V., Nemlienko, F.E. 1975. Integrated system of protection measures for maize against pests, diseases and weeds. Moscow: Kolos. 47 pp. (In Russian)

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All rights reserved. Copyright 2003 © T.Yu.Gagkaeva & M.I.Saulich (vector map, description) and T.Yu.Gagkaeva (picture).

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