Topic: oat

Crown rot in winter cereals

Dry seasonal conditions across much of Australia in 2017 favoured the expression of whiteheads in wheat crops associated with infection by the fungal disease crown rot.
Crown rot infection of seedlings is favoured by a wet start to the season. If the season stays wet and/or mild there may be no […]

DAFWA Webinar – Wheat Streak Mosaic Virus with Brenda Coutts

August 2015

Brenda Coutts from DAFWA discusses Wheat Streak Mosaic Virus from symptoms, through risk cycles and onto management options.
Summary:
Wheat Streak Mosaic Virus (WSMV) infects all cereals and many annual grasses. It is spread by wheat curl mite and is seed-borne
Infection at early growth stages (pre-flowering) can lead to high yield […]