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  1. Vol. 49 No. 9, p. 503-505

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Effect of Yellow-Dwarf on the Yield of Oats1

  1. R. M. Endo and
  2. C. M. Brown22



Yield reduction caused by the barley yellow-dwarf virus in three spring oat varieties and the possible role of time of infection was considered by inoculating plants at the 3-leaf and boot stages of growth. Average infection in the non-inoculated controls and in plants inoculated in the seedling and boot stages was 1.1, 93.8 and 15.6%, respectively. Yield reductions for the three varieties inoculated in the 3-leaf and boot stages, respectively, were: Fayette, 92.5 and 10.1%; Clintland, 94.4 and 21.8%; and Rodney, 75.8 and 15.0%.

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