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Top five of 2017

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Take a look at our five most popular articles and videos from 2017.   This year we published 35 articles on extensionAUS Field Crop Diseases. These articles covered many disease issues which impact on grains production. These articles were prepared with, and reviewed by, members of our Community of Practice, […]

Managing barley loose smut infection

Loose smut in hindmarsh barley

Image source: Andrea Hills, DPIRD Loose smut was observed in barley crops in Victoria, South Australia and southern New South Wales, particularly Hindmarsh, LaTrobe and Spartacus in 2017. Smut infections were found in crops that had registered seed treatments applied to seed and good coverage achieved. This was because these […]

Cereal seed treatment guides

Applying fungicides to seed, or in furrow at sowing, are common management practices for managing cereal seed borne and fungal diseases – particularly bunts, smuts and powdery mildew. Similarly, seed treatments are becoming more important for the control of foliar diseases such as net blotches in barley and rusts in […]