Effects of Habitat Characteristics and Climatic Factors on the Fungal Diseases of Reed Stands in Hungary
Effects of habitat characteristics and climatic factors on the occurrence of reed pathogens were investigated in a four-year survey. While diseases caused by Puccinia magnusiana, Polythrinciopsis phragmitis and Stagonospora sp. started to increase as early as in August,
the other species caused severe infection in September (Deightoniella arundinacea, Puccinia phragmitis) or even later in the vegetation period (Deightoniella roumeguerei). For the distribution of some fungal pathogens (Puccinia phragmitis, Deightoniella arundinacea, D. roumeguerei
and Stagonospora sp.) weather conditions (especially precipitation) were profound, while the occurrence of others (Puccinia magnusiana and Polythrinciopsis phragmitis) depended more on the characteristics of reed stands.