Environment - Mycoherbicides - 8-25-11

(Damage Caused By Fusarium species) "Fusarium avenaceum, Fusarium sporotrichioides, F. poae as well as Fusarium oxysporum are the causative agents of FHB [Fusarium head blight] in barley and often lead to significant grain loss worldwide [36,216]. Infection of the grain results in economic loss due to shrunken grain heads, with loss of milling and malting quality. Infected grains are also contaminated by potent toxic secondary metabolites (described below) produced by these fungi [36,197,216].
"Fusarium oxysporum and Fusarium solani cause wilt and root rot [78] in a number of crops including peas [150], cotton [50,215,244], as well as ornamentals, small fruits and cucurbits [65,154,245]."

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De Lucca, Anthony J., "Harmful fungi in both Agriculture and Medicine," Revista Iberoamericana Micologia (Bilbao, Spain: Spanish Mycology Association, 2007) Vol. 24, p. 5.
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