Plant Pathologist, Agriculture Victoria, Horsham, Victoria.
Dr Mark McLean is a plant pathologist with 15 years experience in cereal field crop foliar disease management. Mark completed a PhD in the epidemiology and control of spot form of net blotch and has published papers in scientific journals on the management of foliar diseases such scald, spot and net form of net blotch of barley, and yellow leaf spot of wheat. His research focuses on using integrated disease management strategies that incorporate cultivation of disease-resistant varieties, cultural management strategies and fungicide application to minimise the production loss due to foliar diseases of wheat, barley, and oats. His research has also identified novel sources of host plant resistance to spot form of net blotch which can be incorporated into future barley varieties. Dr McLean works in collaboration with other pathologists in Australia and internationally.
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Articles by Mark McLeanEffective net form of net blotch management in barley using fungicides
Barley Loose Smut
Managing barley loose smut infection
Proactively manage barley diseases in 2017 - interview with Mark McLean
Keep an eye on barley loose smut infection levels prior to harvest
Apply fungicides to rusts emerging in Victorian cereal crops
Check barley crops for scald and apply foliar fungicides if necessary
Cereal stubble-borne diseases require monitoring and management
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Getting the timing right for net blotch fungicides