Fungal diseases of sunflower in Turkey


Abstract: Sunflower (Helianthus annuus) is one of the main crops for oilseeds in Turkey. The sunflower has a number of pathological problems, especially fungi. In this review, the fungus species determined in Turkey until now are summarized. According to the relevant literature, 19 fungus species belonging to 16 genera are reported in Turkey. The Sclerotinia sclerotiorum, Plasmopara halstedii and Macrophomina phaseolina are some of the most important pathogens of sunflower.

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