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It’s not always disease. Physiological damage to cereals.

  Cold weather can cause a physiological response in crops leading cereal leaves to turn yellow and barley to develop brown spots. These can be easily confused with disease symptoms and there can be a temptation to respond with a fungicide. It is important to confirm the presence of disease […]

Resistant redlegged earthmites – status update WA

Entomologist Svetlana Micic from the Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia provides update on the status of resistant redlegged earthmites in WA. She outlines the current situation, management options and resistance testing for 2015. For resistance testing (WA only) please contact svetlana.micic@agric.wa.gov.au.

Getting the timing right for net blotch fungicides

By Mark McLean, DEDJTR Victoria. Spot form of net blotch (SFNB) can reduce grain yield and quality if it becomes severe. Check crops early in the growing season and be prepared to apply a foliar fungicide if necessary. Application of foliar fungicide is an important management tool that can provide […]