Distribution of Barley Stripe Disease in Central Anatolia, Turkey
Barley stripe disease caused by Drechslera graminea is an important disease of barley worldwide. During 2012, 205 barley fields were surveyed for the presence of this disease in Central Anatolia, Turkey. Eighty-two fields (40%) were found to be infected with Drechslera graminea. Disease incidence ranged between 1-70%. Generally low amount of disease was observed, however, disease incidence was high (up to 70%) in some fields of Kayseri, Sivas, Yozgat and Aksaray provinces. Large differences were observed among provinces for the proportion of crops infected.