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Pink Snow Mold on Winter Cereals and Lawn Grasses in Alaska. Jenifer Huang McBeath, Assistant Professor, Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station, School of Agricultural and Land Resources Management, University of Alaska, Fairbanks 99701. Plant Dis. 69:722-723. Accepted for publication 15 March 1985. Copyright 1985 The American Phytopathological Society. DOI: 10.1094/PD-69-722.

Pink snow mold (Fusarium nivale) (= Gerlachia nivalis) was discovered in Fairbanks and its vicinity for the first time in 1983 and again in 1984. Pink snow mold was most prevalent on winter wheat, winter rye, and lawn grasses after a mild winter with relatively heavy snowfall. No clear indication of antagonism was noticed between F. nivale and Sclerotinia borealis and the sclerotial low-temperature basidiomycete (Coprinus sp.) under field conditions.

Keyword(s): low-temperature pathogenic fungi.