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Preventing weed seed set provides an opportunity to control weed seed set in the pasture, late fallow, late stubble and in-crop phases.
This management strategy provides an opportunity to control weed seed set in the pasture and during harvest.
Barley leaf disease management options supported by the latest research findings are shown here.
Cereal smut and bunt diseases are caused by fungi which parasitise the host plant and produce masses of soot-like spores in the leaves, grains or ears.
Stripe rust (Puccinia striiformis f. sp. tritici) and leaf rust (Puccinia triticina) can be a significant threat to wheat crops in Western Australia in some seasons.
Wild radish (Raphanus raphanistrum) is highly competitive in crops and can cause a yield loss of 10-90%.
Summarises the symptoms, disease risk, infection cycle and control measures for ascochyta blight (Ascochyta fabae) in faba bean compared to other diseases Alternaria and Cerco
Windmill grass (Chloris truncata) is a native species and is the tenth most common summer weed species in the Western Australian wheatbelt.
‘Risk-aware’ growers can implement strategies to reduce and avoid unnecessary introduction and spread of weeds.
Aphids reduce yields by direct feeding damage which causes flower and pod abortion and occassionally plant death in lupins.