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Cereal stubble-borne diseases require monitoring and management

Stubble-borne diseases such as yellow leaf spot (YLS) of wheat and spot form of net blotch (SFNB) of barley will need to be monitored during 2016 and foliar fungicides applied where necessary. These diseases will be common and most severe in early sown crops with wet seasonal conditions across the […]

Russian wheat aphid – situation update by state

On June 1, 2016 PIRSA confirmed that Russian wheat aphid had been detected in mid-north South Australia. A biosecurity operation involving PIRSA, Biosecurity SA and SARDI entomologists identified further infested sites and a trace back operation is currently underway to determine the source of the detection. On June 9 the […]