kernel blight

kernel blight

[′kərn·əl ‚blīt]
(plant pathology)
Any of several fungus diseases of barley caused chiefly by Gibberella zeae, Helminthosporium sativum, and Alternaria species shriveling and discoloring the grain.
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Studies on susceptibility of varieties and strains of barley to Fusarium and Helminthosporium kernel blight when tested under muslin tents or in nurseries.
Studies on the susceptibility of varieties and strains of barley to Fusarium and Helminthosporium kernel blight when tested under muslin tents or in nurseries.