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...