Topic: Stripe rust

Wheat and barley foliar diseases getting a run on in Victoria

Spot form of net blotch. Source: Luise Sigel, Agriculture Victoria.

Recent wet conditions have been ideal for disease development in Victoria. Diseases will be best controlled using a proactive fungicide response before disease has fully developed. It is not the year to wait and see!
Stripe rust, powdery mildew, septoria and yellow leaf spot are present in wheat crops. In barley, […]

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 […]

Management of stripe rust with resistant varieties and fungicides

There were several reports of stripe rust in Victorian wheat crops this season, despite the limited green bridge over the previous summer and a dry spring. Stripe rust reports were closely followed by questions about the economic benefits of using a fungicide for control. This article aims to look at […]