Wheat disease resistance boost from Norway

WHEAT growers are expected to benefit from a new arrangement to exchange wheat germplasm with Norway to overcome the significant fungal disease Stagonospora nodorum blotch (SNB).

 

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SNB costs Western Australian growers about $108 million each year, due to early leaf death and reduced grain fill, particularly in particularly in high rainfall areas and wet years.