Distribution and severity of Southern Corn Leaf Blight Helminthosporium maydis Nisik. & Miyake

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Specialist-biologist M.M. Levitin,
GIS-specialist M.I. Saulich

Date of creation:



1:20 000 000

Accuracy of map:

Map was created based on materials of map of natural scale 1: 33 000 000.


"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. The zone of distribution coincides with the zones of severity.

Accuracy of classifier:

Zones of the disease distribution were allocated according to the results of the analysis of the following open published materials: Erokhina (1990), Sidorov (1990), Aleksandrov (1992), Gopalo et al. (1995), Sotchenko et al. (1998).

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, geo-referenced and vectorized. The distribution zone of this quarantine disease was determined as a result of the literature analyzed.

Reference citations:

Aleksandrov I.N. 1991. Potential zones for acclimatization and damage of Southern Corn Leaf Blight on the USSR territory. Bykovo: VNIIK. 113-137 p. (In Russian)
Aleksandrov I.N. 1992. The problem of Southern Corn Leaf Blight and methods of its decision. V. 2. Problems of plant quarantine. Bikovo: VNIIK. 103-107 p. (In Russian)
Erokhina S.A. 1990. Southern Corn Leaf Blight. Kukuruza i sorgo, 3: 45-48. (In Russian)
Gopalo N.M., Sokolov M.S., Chuprina V.P., Kobileva E.A. 1955. Damage of helminthosporium leaf lesions on maize, their epiphytotiology and protection of sowing. Agrokhimiya, 3:101-119. (In Russian)
Kiryuchina R.I., Scherbakova L.I. 1975. Southern Corn Leaf Blight . dangerous disease of maize. Kukuruza, 6: 27-28. (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.].
Sotchenko V.S., Ivashchenko V.G., Lim K.G. Gorbacheva A.G. 1998. More attention to Southern Corn Leaf Blight. Kukuruza i sorgo, 5:12-14. (In Russian)

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All rights reserved. Copyright © 2005 M.M. Levitin, M.I. Saulich (VIZR; description, vector map).

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