FUNGAL BIODIVERSITY AND CLIMATE CHANGE ON CORN: A KEY TOOL IN BUILDING AN INNOVATIVE AND SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE ON DOBROGEA AREA

Published in Scientific Papers. Series A. Agonomy., Vol. LVI
Written by Alexandru PAICA, Cristian Iulian ENE, Liliana Aurora ŞTEFAN

Elaboration of biocontrol strategies to mycotoxins producing fungi and integration of beneficial microorganisms inprotection systems of corn crops, involves in the initial phase, the development of methods for sampling and analysis ofsoil and plant debris samples and later, the analysis of cob corn for the purpose of differentiating toxigenic andatoxigenic fungi of Aspergillus and Fusarium group.Risk factors on corn production specific for Dobrogea agricultural area are: the attack of fungal pathogens fromprimary inoculum that survive in the soil and on the plant debris: Aspergillus flavus (aspergillus or yellow mould);Giberella zeae/anamorph Fusarium graminearum (gibberella ear rot) and Giberella fujikuroi/anamorph F.verticilloides (fusarium ear rot); wrong conception of crop rotation (wheat – corn) and drought causing water stress incorn, as an indicator of climate change.To bring together relevant knowledge and experience for Dobrogea farmers about improvements in fungi biodiversity,the research are focus on developing new methodologies for assessing toxigenic-pathogenic and beneficial fungi,leading to a quantitative risk-benefit assessment strategy.

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PAICA A., ENE C. I., ŞTEFAN L. A. 2013, FUNGAL BIODIVERSITY AND CLIMATE CHANGE ON CORN: A KEY TOOL IN BUILDING AN INNOVATIVE AND SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE ON DOBROGEA AREA. Scientific Papers. Series A. Agonomy., Vol. LVI, ISSN 2285-5785, 406-411.


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