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Fungoid diseases of garlic (Allium sativum L.) bulbs

Stanisław Mazur

Department of Plant Protection
Faculty of Horticulture, Agricultural University
29 Listopada 54, 31-425 Kraków, Poland

The paper gives the results of a three-year field experiment connected with the health of garlic bulbs in the vegetation period. Mycological analysis showed that the bulbs are most often attacked by fungi. From the infected bulbs 38 fungus species were isolated. Among these the commonest genera were: Penicillium, Botrytis, and Fusarium, and the species Helminthosporium allii. From Penicillium, P. verrucosum var. cyclopium was the most frequently identified species, from Botrytis, B. allii, and from Fusarium, F. avenaceum var. anguioides. Some differences in pathological symptoms were identified, depending on the genus of the fungus and species domination.

Mazur S., 1990. Fungoid diseases of garlic (Allium sativum L.) bulbs. Folia Horticulturae II/2: 77-87.