Die Bodenkultur - Journal for Land Management, Food and Environment

H. Buerstmayr, M. Lemmens, G. Patschka, H. Grausgruber and P. Ruckenbauer:

Head blight (Fusarium spp.) resistance of wheat cultivars registered in Austria


Within the scope of a resistance breeding program against Fusarium head blight (FHB, scab) of wheat, the resistance of in Austria registered wheat cultivars and breeding lines in national list trials was tested. The wheat genotypes were artificially inoculated and disease development as well as yield loss were determined. The results of a three years' investigation are presented in this contribution. Based on visual observations the most resistant winter wheat genotypes were Martin, Livius, Karat, Extrem, Expert and Perlo. Of the investigated spring wheat cultivars Kadett, Delos and Hans showed the highest resistance level. All Triticum durum genotypes reacted very susceptible.

Key words: scab, resistance breeding, Fusarium, Triticum, Austria.