Close monitoring recommended for some wheat varieties

A NEW stripe rust pathotype detected at two separate locations in Victoria during 2017 may have important implications for some wheat varieties grown in eastern Australia.

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This image shows on the left - a variety with effective stripe rust resistance which has no stripe rust symptoms, and right – a susceptible variety covered in stripe rust. Source: Luise Sigel, Agriculture Victoria.

Studies during 2018 will better establish the likely impact of this new pathotype on affected wheat varieties.