This section provides information about Rust Management organised by State.
Aussies help in South Asian rust management training
Leading Australian rust expert Professor Robert Park, from the University of Sydney, joined colleagues from Pakistan, Nepal, India, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Ethiopia, Kenya, South Africa, Mexico & the US in Nepal recently for the Sixth South Asia Association for Regional Cooperation Wheat Rust Monitoring & Disease Management Course. The workshop was designed to foster regional collaboration and equip a new generation of South Asian scientists with the tools and knowledge to manage the threat of wheat rusts. Read more.
Growers urged to keep paddocks 'Free for February'
Growers are being urged to keep paddocks ‘Free for February’ to minimise the risk of rust and other diseases such as powdery mildew, and pests such as mites or aphids, surviving on a green bridge. Media Releases
New wheat leaf rust found in WA
A pathotype of the wheat leaf rust pathogen which has previously been present in eastern Australia has this year, for the first time, been detected in Western Australia. Read more: Rust Alerts/Reports
Stripe rust situation mid-spring
Australia: Stripe rust situation at mid-spring
Friday September 25, 2015
Since the last Cereal Rust Report, stripe rust has been reported in crops from all wheat producing states except Tasmania. Infections were noticed within a few weeks of each other in Qld, southern NSW, SA & WA, suggesting the disease started in four distinct locations in 2015. With stripe rust present in most states all growers are reminded to monitor crops and submit samples of any rusts found to the Australian Cereal Rust Survey. Full details in the Cereal Rust Report (volume 13, issue 3).
Aust-wide rust reports highlight importance of crop monitoring
All three types of rust – stem rust, stripe rust and leaf rust – have been found in crops of wheat, highlighting the importance of crop monitoring and early management. Leaf rust has also been found in barley crops, and stem rust and crown rust in oat crops. Click here to find out more.