Tilletia controversa in the Slovak Republic
Experiments were carried out in the Slovak Republic to investigate the resistance level of Slovakian winter wheat cvs. to Tilletia controversa (EPPO A2 quarantine pest), T. tritici and T. laevis. It was found that T. controversa caused the greatest damage to the plants. In inoculation experiments it showed that the cvs. Ilona and Vlada had a high resistance. Best seed treatment to control T. laevis was with isopamphos.
The presence of T. controversa was also confirmed from the western part of the Carpathian mountains in Slovakia where the fungus caused stunting on Elymus spp.
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Ochraba Rostlin 29, 61-68.
Paulech, P. (1992) Characteristic of the fungus Tilletia controversa and its new locality on dog's grass (Elytrigia Desv.)
Ceska Mykologie 46, 131-137.