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Information is provided here to assist management of diseases and viruses that occur in broadacre crops grown in Western Australia - cereals (wheat, barley, oats and triticale), pulses (field pea,
Yellow dwarf viruses (YDV) are the most damaging viruses of cereals.
Wheat streak mosaic virus (WSMV) is a seed and mite-borne virus that infects wheat causing severe leaf symptoms and reduced yields.
Cucumber mosaic virus (CMV) is a seed- and aphid-borne virus that infects narrow-leafed lupins. It can also infect many other broad-leafed plant species.