Category: Cereal diseases

It’s not always disease. Physiological damage to cereals.

Physiological yellowing in barley, photo: Steven Simpfendorfer, NSW DPI
Cold weather can cause a physiological response in crops leading cereal leaves to turn yellow and barley to develop brown spots. These can be easily confused with disease symptoms and there can be a temptation to respond with a fungicide. It is […]

Latest on Cereal disease – 2015 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 update papers were presented at the GRDC Updates across Australia in February and March 2015.

Southern region papers
Western […]

Don’t rely on fungicides for net blotch and septoria

Nick Poole, Foundation for Arable Research (FAR) Australia talks about fungicide resistance at the GRDC updates in Adelaide, February 2015.
He warns not to rely on fungicides to control Net Form of Net Blotch (NFNB) and Septoria tritici Blotch (STB). Use an Integrated Disease Management (IDM) package to prevent pathogen resistance […]

Predicta B sampling and 2015 pre-season observations

Alan McKay video screenshot

Dr Alan McKay, SARDI, gives an update on PreDicta B soil testing at the GRDC updates in Ballarat, February 2015.
He discusses how a new sampling procedure that includes stubble can greatly improve the accuracy of PreDicta B soil tests. He also outlines some of the early season trends identified by […]

DAFWA 2014 Disease and Pest Update

Plant Pathologists and Entomologists from the WA Department of Agriculture and Food delivered a webinar in December 2014 on Pest and Disease research results and seasonally topical crop protection issues. The webinar recording can be viewed below.
The webinar provided valuable information to anybody associated with grains production in WA.
The webinar […]

New wheat leaf rust outbreak 2014

In August 2014 leaf rust was identified in Revenue wheat, previously rated resistant (R), in south east South Australia. The September issue of Crop Watch (465kb PDF) reported several crops in South East SA and one crop near Gawler appeared to be infected with the new strain of wheat leaf […]