Elżbieta Barbara Mielniczuk

Department of Plant Protection, University of Life Sciences, Lublin, Poland

Małgorzata Cegiełko

Department of Plant Protection, University of Life Sciences, Lublin, Poland

Irena Kiecana

Department of Plant Protection, University of Life Sciences, Lublin, Poland

Juliusz Perkowski

Department of Chemistry, University of Life Sciences, Poznań, Poland

Alina Pastucha

Department of Plant Protection, University of Life Sciences, Lublin, Poland


Field inoculation experiments were performed during 2015–2017, in south-eastern part of Poland. The pathogenicity of F. crookwellense was estimated based on the kernels yield reduction of 10 selected oat genotypes. Panicles of oat were inoculated with conidial suspension of F. crookwellense strain No. 72 which caused a reduction in kernels yield by 28.54% and kernels number per panicle by 28.07%, compared to the control. The lowest yield reduction, as a result of the panicle inoculation with F. crookwellense, was found in the case of the cultivar ‘Pablo’ (18.73%), while the highest in the case of breeding line POB 961-1344/13 (36.4%) and cv. ‘Kozak’ (34.3%). Statistically the highest average yield reduction was observed in year 2016, when a higher amount of rainfall, especially in July (just after inoculation) and higher temperature, compared to the long-term standard, were observed. During the period between inoculation and harvest, F. crookwellense was able to produce nivalenol, fusarenone X and zearalenone in oat kernels at the average level of 0.065 mg∙kg-1, 0.026 mg∙kg-1 and 0.015 mg∙kg-1 respectively.


oat, cultivars, susceptibility, harmfulness, Fusarium toxins, yield reduction

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Elżbieta Barbara Mielniczuk 
Department of Plant Protection, University of Life Sciences, Lublin, Poland
Małgorzata Cegiełko 
Department of Plant Protection, University of Life Sciences, Lublin, Poland
Irena Kiecana 
Department of Plant Protection, University of Life Sciences, Lublin, Poland
Juliusz Perkowski 
Department of Chemistry, University of Life Sciences, Poznań, Poland
Alina Pastucha 
Department of Plant Protection, University of Life Sciences, Lublin, Poland



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