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News

Septoria fungicide resistance development and spread can be reduced through good management

25.02.2018 | Science and Technology

New data on CYP51 mutations related to fungicide resistance in Europe is now available. The continuing development in fungicide resistance emphasises the need to implement IPM strategies including anti-resistance principles such as the use of appropriate doses, alteration between different modes of action and mixtures, and reducing the total…

Keeping one step ahead of resistant fungi

09.06.2017 |

European researchers are joining forces to track the spread of resistance in the fungi that cause the wheat disease Septoria tritici blotch and to develop control methods that can help reduce dependence on fungicides.

Warrior race type spreads in Europe

23.12.2014 |

New race data for 2014 were uploaded on 23 December 2014, now includes data from Poland and other East Europe countries. The map show data from 2013 and 2014. See more analysing and interactive tools here

Welcome to EuroWheat

The present EuroWheat website is an updated version of EuroWheat.org. The logo indicate that this network and its website started in the frame of the ENDURE project. Wheat is the most important cereal crop in Europe. Several plant pathogens are known to be of major threat to wheat crops, and many problems still remaining to be solved in order to improve management and control of the main diseases. New aggressive strains of important pathogens are emerging and we still need early warning tools, which can help us to assess the risk – when we assess if sprayings are needed or not.

Limited access to different fungicide groups and problems with fungicide resistance is known for particularly Septoria tritici blotch and is widespread in Europe. This makes it very important to monitor this resistance situation and propose anti-resistance strategies.

We have identified that still many data and information related to wheat IPM is scattered and fragmented. By collating and analysing relevant information - cross countries, cross institutions and cross public and private sector institutions and companies - we believe we can make a difference as a European knowledge hub, supporting the ongoing IPM implementation in EU. Putting attention on one major crop, can be used a showcase how to optimize IPM and sustainable crop production in Europe.  

Publications

  • Proposal for a new nomenclature for CYP51 haplotypes in Zymoseptoria tritici and analysis of their distribution in Europe. Plant Pathology, vol 67, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1111/ppa.12891
  • Four azoles’ profile in the control of Septoria, yellow rust and brown rust in wheat across Europe. Crop protection vol 105.  doi.org/10.1016/j.cropro.2017.10.018
  • Resistance of wheat pathogen Zymoseptoria tritici to DMI and QoI fungicides in the Nordic-Baltic region - a status. Eur J Plant Pathol DOI 10.1007/s10658-017-1216-7
  • Impact of azoles and SDHI fungicides on disease control and CYP51 mutations in the population of Zymoseptoria tritici in winter wheat. European Journal of Plant Pathology, Volume 143, Issue 4, pp 861-871.
  • IPM Strategies and Their Dilemmas Including an Introduction to www.eurowheat.org. Journal of Integrative agriculture, 2014, Vol.13 No.2, 265-281.  doi.org/10.1016/S2095-3119(13)60646-2