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Managing common bunt in wheat seed lots (Liveseed Practice Abstract)

{Tool} Managing common bunt in wheat seed lots (Liveseed Practice Abstract). Creator(s): Borgen, Anders; Klaedtke, Stéphanie and Thueringer, Angela. Issuing Organisation(s): Agrologica, ITAB - Institute for Organic Agriculture and Food, AGES - Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety. Liveseed Practice Abstract, no. 2. (2019)

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Document available online at: https://www.liveseed.eu/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/PA2_Managing-common-bunt-in-wheat-seed-lots.pdf

Summary in the original language of the document

Seed analyses: A seed analysis, as performed by state-accredited labs for example, will confirm and quantify the infection of a seed lot with common bunt. Thorough seed cleaning: Thoroughly cleaning an infected seed lot with an air stream or similar gravity cleaning equipment can remove most of the intact bunt balls and some of the free spores. As a second step, brush-cleaning is very efficient to reduce the number of free spores in the seed lot.
Seed treatments: Seed treatments are essential to prevent and control common bunt. Several seed treatments are authorized for organic farming, namely white vinegar, mustard powder, products based on antagonist microorganisms (e.g. Cerall (R)) and products based on copper (e.g. Copseed), depending on the country.
When harvesting...
If an infection with common bunt is suspected, harvest healthy wheat fields first and infected fields last. Then clean the harvester by harvesting crops which are not susceptible to common bunt, e.g. oats or any non-cereal crop (e.g. pea, soybean).

EPrint Type:Practice tool
What problem does the tool address?:In wheat and related cereals, common bunt can cause considerable damage in yield and grain quality. The disease is caused by seed-borne fungi, which can persist in soils as well.
What solution does the tool offer?:Seed analyses, Seed treatments, Harvesting practices
Type of Practice Tool:Practice abstracts
Agrovoc keywords:
seed quality
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Breeding, genetics and propagation
Research affiliation:Austria > AGES GmBH
Denmark > Agrologica
European Union > Horizon 2020 > Liveseed > Liveseed tools
France > ITAB - Institut Technique en Agriculture Biologique
European Union > Organic Farm Knowledge
Horizon Europe or H2020 Grant Agreement Number:727230
Related Links:https://organic-farmknowledge.org/tool/37866, https://www.liveseed.eu/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/PA2_Managing-common-bunt-in-wheat-seed-lots.pdf, https://orgprints.org/37866/
Project ID:ofk
Deposited By: Ortolani, Dr. Livia
ID Code:37866
Deposited On:14 Apr 2020 07:16
Last Modified:02 May 2024 10:31
Document Language:English

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