Barley leaf rust pathotype compromises WA

Barley growers using the recently released Bass variety have suffered a setback with the identification of a pathotype that will also impact on advanced breeding lines carrying the resistance gene Rph3.

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A leaf rust pathotype that can overcome resistance in barley cultivars carrying the Rph3 gene has recently been detected for the first time in Western Australia.

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