Broadbalk Wheat Experiment brown foot rot 1992-2009
This dataset contains scores of Brown Foot Rot (BFR) caused by Fusarium spp., from the Broadbalk wheat experiment, with associated grain yield at harvest, 1992-2009. BFR infection varied a lot from year to year, possibly due to variation in winter and spring temperature and rainfall. Infection was greatest in 3rd wheats and continuous wheat, and least in 1st wheats. Fertilizer application rates influenced infection, with the lowest rates in plots where one or more nutrients was missing (plots 10 and 11). The plots treated with the most nitrogen (plots 15 and 21) had the highest BFR scores, as also reported for Broadbalk by Glynne (1969) and in dilution plating studies by Bateman and Coskun (1995) and Snyder and Nash (1968).
This dataset was assembled by Amisha Pradhan in summer 2021 as part of the Nuffield Research Placements Summer Studentship scheme.
The scores are percentages of straws infected with slight or severe BFR, on the day assessed. Plants were scored each summer (June or July), 1992-2009, from six contrasting plots (7, 10, 11, 13, 15 and 21) and four sections:
Data is also available from earlier years, but not from all plots and sections, so this sub-set was selected as it contains 24 samples for each year (6 plots x 4 sections). Grain yield is at 85% dry matter, at harvest.
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BFR slight and severe scores and grain yields from 1992-2009 from the following plots, from Section 9 (continuous winter wheat) and sections 2-5 & 7 (wheat in rotation):
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