New South Wales

Your best defence to minimise the impact of rust is to have a rust management plan. Use the below tools as your armoury this season.

Dr Andrew Milgate from NSW DPI talks about rust in 2016 and the outlook for the 2017 season:


21 April 2017

To view the resistance rating of your variety, check out these handy tables

NSW rust resistance ratings tables

Rust Management Alerts:


Key NSW Publications for 2017:

The Rust Bust Fact Sheet – NSW – The Rust Bust Fact Sheet_NSW

Winter Crop Variety Guide – NSW –  Click here to view the 2017 publication released by NSW Department of Primary Industries.

Your NSW rust contact:

Need more local information or need to identify rust in your crop?
Please contact:

Northern NSW
Steve Simpfendorfer
NSW Department of Primary Industries, Tamworth
Phone: 02 6763 1261

Southern NSW
Dr Andrew Milgate 

Research Scientist – Plant Pathology
NSW Department of Primary Industries, Wagga Wagga
Phone: 02  6938 1990

Send samples to:

University of Sydney
Australian Rust Survey
Reply Paid 88076
Narellan NSW 2567