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.

Victorian plant pathologist Dr Grant Hollaway explains the 2016 rust situation and 2017 outlook.


21 April 2017

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

Victorian rust resistance ratings tables

Rust Management Alerts:

Phasing out S and VS varieties continues to be growers key defense.

Key Victorian Publications for 2017:

Developed by Agriculture Victoria, this fact sheet discusses stripe rust of wheat

The Rust Bust Fact Sheet Vic – The Rust Bust Fact Sheet_Vic

Cereal Disease Guide 2017 –  Click here to view the Cereal Disease Guide 2017 produced by Grant Hollaway, Mark McLean, Joshua Fanning and Melissa Cook (Horsham).

NVT Victorian Winter Crop Summary 2017 – Click here to view the Summary released by the Department of Environment and Primary Industries, Victoria.

DEPI Stripe Rust of Wheat DEPI Fact Sheet –  Click here to view the pdf.

State Links and Resources:

The Agriculture Victoria Website offers a range of pest, disease and weed information in the Grains, Pulses and Cereals section. Bookmark this page in your favourites: Agriculture Victoria

Your Victorian rust contact:

Need more local information or need to identify rust in your crop?
Please contact the
Department of Environment and Primary Industries:

Grant Hollaway
Senior Plant Pathologist, Cereals
Phone: 03 5362 2111

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