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Barley net type and spot type populations resistant to the DMI group of fungicides are present in WA.
DPIRD staff are conducting an annual integrated surveillance and monitoring program for foliar diseases of cereal, oilseeds and pulses in WA cropping zones.
The Crop Sowing Guide for Western Australia is a one stop shop for variety information on all the major crops grown in Western Australia.
Malt barley growers may be able to achieve grain protein targets more effectively by delaying top up nitrogen applications.
A research project is examining if plump grain could be the key to breeding new barley varieties that are more tolerant to heat stress, improving crop productivity and profitability.
A new test that more accurately determines the identity and purity of Australian barley seed is set to transform the industry from one end of the supply chain to the other.
In 2017 a grower scale demonstration in the eastern wheatbelt was set up to investigate the economic return of spraying fungicide for spot type net blotch (STNB) in a low rainfall environment.
Barley growers in higher rainfall parts of Western Australia are asked to keep watch during the 2019 growing season for the newly identified disease ramularia leaf spot (RLS).
Barley producers are set to benefit from new pre-breeding research to boost variety resistance to several major foliar diseases.
The State Agricultural Biotechnology Centre (SABC) has played a pivotal role in transforming plant breeding for the Western Australian grains industry over the past 25 years.