Control of powdery mildew, Blumeria graminis (DC), in spring and winter wheat with decision support system based on assessments and weather data
R. Semaškienė, K. Tamošiūnas, Z. DabkevičiusCitation:Semaškienė R., Tamošiūnas K., Dabkevičius Z. (2002): Control of powdery mildew, Blumeria graminis (DC), in spring and winter wheat with decision support system based on assessments and weather data. Plant Protect. Sci., 38: 667-669.
As a result of the bilateral co-operation agreement between the Danish Institute of Agricultural Sciences and the Lithuanian Institute of Agriculture field trials were set up to validate and further develop the Danish decision support system PC-Plant Protection on cereal crops under Lithuanian conditions. The plots treated according to recommendation by the PC-Plant Protection were compared with untreated plots and with conventional treatments commonly applied in Lithuania. The use of fungicides against powdery mildew in winter and spring wheat according to the recommendations of the decision support system gave a significant control even at low doses. Powdery mildew model of DSS PC-P was recommended in Lithuania for control of this disease.Keywords:
decision support system; powdery mildew; winter wheat; spring wheat