Wheat leaf rust pathotype found for the first time in WA

An eastern Australian wheat leaf rust (Puccinia triticina) pathotype has been identified in Western Australia, which may cause the rust resistance ratings of several wheat varieties to change.

Wheat leaf rust pathotype found for the first time in WA Wheat leaf rust pathotype found for the first time in WA Wheat leaf rust pathotype found for the first time in WA Wheat leaf rust pathotype found for the first time in WA Wheat leaf rust pathotype found for the first time in WA

Varieties that may become more susceptible to leaf rust include Mace, which is the most popular wheat variety in WA.