Species of Fusarium on sainfoin in Erzurum, Turkey

Eken C., Demirci E., Dane E.

NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH, vol.47, no.2, pp.261-263, 2004 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


One hundred and eleven Fusarium isolates were obtained from crowns and roots of sainfoin plants (Onobrychis viciifolia) affected by crown and root rot, grown in Erzurum (Turkey) during 1998 and 1999. Fusarium actuminatum (55% of isolates determined), F. solani (17%), F. oxysporum (14%), F. avenaceum, (8%), F. equiseti (4%), and F. proliferatum (2%) were identified. Among these, F. acuminatum, F. avenaceum, F. oxysporum, and F. solani were pathogenic to sainfoin. These are the first records of these fungi on sainfoin in Turkey.