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.

Qld DAF’s Senior Plant Pathologist Dr Lisle Snyman explains the 2016 rust situation and 2017 outlook:


21 April 2017

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

Queensland rust resistance ratings tables

Rust Management Alerts:

Key Queensland Publications for 2016:

NVT Wheat Variety Guide – QLD –  Click here to view the 2016 Guide released by NVT for GRDC and DAFF.

Your Queensland rust contact:

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

Mr Greg Platz
Principal Pathologist
Agri-Science Queensland
Department of Agriculture and Fisheries
Warwick, QLD, 4370
Phone: 07 4660 3633
Email: greg.platz@daf.qld.gov.au

Stephen Neate
Principal Plant Pathologist & Winter Cereals Pathology Team Leader
Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, QLD
Phone: 07 4639 8888
Email: Stephen.Neate@daff.qld.gov.au

Send samples to:
University of Sydney
Australian Rust Survey
Reply Paid 88076
Narellan NSW 2567