Category: Cereal diseases

Stop the Spot continues the fight

Yellow spot causes tan – coloured lesions on the leaves that are surrounded by yellow halos.
Growers and advisers are being encouraged to send in samples of leaves with yellow spot and join researchers in the fight against yellow spot.
Results from the second year of the Stop the Spot campaign have […]

Disease testing services around Australia

Crown rot stubble samples for disease testing

Accurate plant in-crop disease diagnosis is essential to selecting the appropriate management technique. Pre-season disease testing of seed or soil will give growers a good understanding of the risk of a particular disease developing. In season testing, provides a diagnosis of what is affecting the crop at that time and […]

Latest on Cereal disease – 2016 GRDC Update papers

Keep up with the latest research information on cereal diseases including Septoria tritici blotch of wheat, spot and net blotch of barley, rhizoctonia root rot, crown rot and the cereal rusts. The following papers were presented at the GRDC Updates across Australia in February and March 2016.

Southern region papers
Northern region […]

Save now, pay later – don’t skip cereal seed treatments

Key messages

Seed treatments (pickles) effectively control bunt, smut and powdery mildew. Ensure they are applied every season as a small cost up front will ensure grain is accepted on delivery.
Seed treatments are becoming more important for the control of foliar diseases like the net blotches in barley and rusts in […]