Grains and field crops
Object: To study (i) the possibility of field inoculation in developing net blotch epidemic, and (ii) the varietal differences in disease development amongst commercial cultivars. Experimenal: 2 x 2 x 2 factorial arrangement in split plot design with three replications at Avondale Research Station (77A29) and Newdegate Research Station (77N20). Treatments: Benlate spraying vs. no spraying (main plots), natural infection vs. field inoculation with conidial suspension (sub plots), and 5 varieties (sub sub plots) including a 1:1 mixture of varieties Beecher and Dampier. The benlate spray is known to have no effect of net blotch and it was applied mainly to check the growth of scald and powdery mildew.
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Khan, T N. (1977), Net blotch field infection studies. Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia, Perth. Report.