Growers urged to monitor green bridge leading into 2018

Growers need to consider potential disease carryover into the 2018 season if wet conditions are experienced during summer resulting in weed and crop regrowth. This vegetation can serve as a ‘green bridge’ for diseases which need a living plant to survive, such as...

WA: Barley and leaf rust persist

King yin Lui (Curtin University) reports finding leaf rust in Bass barley crops near Williams. The barley was at ear emergence. Barley and wheat leaf rust prefers temperatures ranging from 10-22°C and when leaves are frequently wet from dew or rain. The likelihood of...

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...