WA growers urged to watch out for new types of crop rust

Isolated pockets of rust are starting to appear in Western Australian barley crops but new pathotypes of leaf rust discovered in wheat and barley in 2013 are causing some concern among growers and researchers.

WA growers urged to watch out for new types of crop rust WA growers urged to watch out for new types of crop rust WA growers urged to watch out for new types of crop rust WA growers urged to watch out for new types of crop rust WA growers urged to watch out for new types of crop rust

 

Barley leaf rust was reported on the south coast of WA around Esperance recently, while there have also been some reports of rust in Baudin and Bass barley around the Stirling Ranges and lower

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