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Tag archive: Victoria

Be proactive in managing foliar diseases in barley to maximise returns

Spot form of net blotch on barley

Wet winter conditions have been ideal for foliar diseases to develop in barley crops across most of Victoria. Reports of spot form and net form of net blotch and scald have been common in susceptible varieties in the Wimmera and Mallee regions, prompting growers to consider if fungicides are warranted […]

Management of stripe rust with resistant varieties and fungicides

stripe rust on wheat

There were several reports of stripe rust in Victorian wheat crops this season, despite the limited green bridge over the previous summer and a dry spring. Stripe rust reports were closely followed by questions about the economic benefits of using a fungicide for control. This article aims to look at […]