Towards management of fertilization to control wheat crown rot caused by Fusarium culmorum.

IPNI-2014-MAR-3

Wheat crown rot, caused by Fusarium culmorum, is becoming an increasing constraint to Moroccan wheat production for inducing grain yield losses that vary between 12 and 17%. This project was initiated in 2014 with the objective to develop a fertilizer management package to control this disease in durum wheat. Read more


Year of initiation:2014
Year of completion:2016

Interpretive Summary

Wheat crown rot, caused by Fusarium culmorum, is becoming an increasing constraint to Moroccan wheat production for inducing grain yield losses that vary between 12 and 17%. This project was initiated in 2014 with the objective to develop a fertilizer management package to control this disease in durum wheat.

Fusarium crown rot of wheat, caused by Fusarium culmorum, has become a yield-limiting disease in the dryland wheat-production areas in Morocco, and is usually enhanced in water-stressed plants due to imbalanced fertilization with nitrogen (N). This project was initiated in 2014 with the objective to investigate: i) the relationship between wheat crown rot and fertilization (N forms and potassium), and ii) develop a fertilizer management package to control this disease in durum wheat.

Fusarium crown rot of wheat, caused by Fusarium culmorum, has become a yield-limiting disease in the dryland wheat production areas in Morocco, and is usually enhanced in water-stressed plants due to over fertilizing with N. This project was initiated in 2014 with the objective to investigate: 1) the relationship between wheat crown caused by Fusarium culmorum and fertilization (N and K forms), and 2) develop a fertilization management package to control this disease in durum wheat.

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Project Leader

Brahim El Yousfi, INRA Settat (Morocco)


Project Cooperators

Miss Siham Bahaa-eddine, University of Settat
Hakim Boulal, IPNI North Africa
Mohamed El Gharous, IPNI North Africa


IPNI Staff

H. Boulal


Location

Africa \ Northern Africa \ MAR \ Chaouia-Abda-Doukkala


Topics

plant disease

wheat

Nitrogen (N), Phosphorus (P), Potassium (K)