WA: Leaf rust infecting wheat crops

Plant pathologist Andrea Hills (DPIRD) has been receiving reports of wheat leaf rust (WLR) in Mace, Scepter and Trojan in an area encompassing Cascade, Coomalbidgup, eastern Grass Patch, Beaumont and Condingup. The wheat crops are currently at stem elongation and rust...

WA: Barley and wheat leaf rust

Plant pathologist Andrea Hills (DPIRD) has reported finding barley leaf rust (BLR) on Oxford, Flinders, Maltstar and Granger plants at a DPIRD trial site near Gibson. The plants are at the stem elongation stage. Esperance agronomists have also reported that Oxford...

WA: Leaf rust in wheat near Gairdner, South Coast

Wheat leaf rust (WLR) has been found in tillering Harper wheat near Gairdner on the south coast of WA. It was a widespread crop infection.  James Bee from Elders commented that he had observed several pustules on the older leaves on multiple plants in multiple...

NSW: First stripe rust sample received

The first stripe rust sample for the 2017/18 season has been received by the Australian Cereal Rust Survey team at the Plant Breeding Institute, University of Sydney. It is from North Star, NSW, on Sunlamb wheat. NSW Contact Northern: Steve Simpfendorfer NSW...

WA: Leaf rust in barley regrowth

Barley leaf rust (BLR) and loose smut have been found on barley regrowth in the West Kendenup area and BLR at a farm on Kojaneerup West Road in the shire of Albany. Leaf rust infection has been found in volunteer barley in several areas of the lower Great Southern...

WA: Early reports of barley and leaf rust

Early indications are that 2017 is going to be another bad leaf rust year. Barley leaf rust has been found on barley volunteers from Tenterden to South Stirling. Wheat leaf rust has been found on wheat volunteers at Scaddan and Salmon Gums. Read more in the PestFax...