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Watchful eye needed on barley loose smut

KNOCK-ON effects from the disease-conducive 2022 growing season have led to high incidences of loose smut in barley being reported across the agricultural regions of southern Australia.

Claire Harris
 Graded:  Graded, treated and cleaned seed will do better when it comes to minimising the effects of loose smut. This image shows a poor treatment. Image courtesy DPIRD.

Graded: Graded, treated and cleaned seed will do better when it comes to minimising the effects of loose smut. This image shows a poor treatment. Image courtesy DPIRD.

And while farmers should always remain vigilant of the fungal disease, experts are saying the situation is likely to improve come 2024. Speaking on a recent Agriculture Victoria webinar, Dr Hari Dadu...

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