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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.
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
For successful management of sclerotinia stem rot in most years it is critical to target fungicides at early stage of bloom (20-30%), but optimal timing can vary depending on the season, in particu
Previous research in high rainfall zones or above average seasons has shown that in cases where leaf spot disease levels are high very early, fungicide application at or before first node (Z31) is
White grain, a fungal disease affecting the quality of wheat grain, was observed for the first time in wheat samples from the south coast of Western Australia during 2013.
Powdery mildew Erysiphe pisi is rarely seen in the field in Western Australia. Warm humid conditions favour its growth late in the season.
Septoria leaf blotch Septoria pisi is a minor disease that is widespread in Western Australia.
Low levels of downy mildew Perenospora viciae are sometimes noticed in field pea crops late in winter, but crops usually grow away from it during the longer warmer spring days.
Phomopsis stem and pod blight (Diaporthe toxica) occasionally causes yield losses, however the major impact of infection is the production of a mycotoxin (phomopsin) by the fungus as it gr
This page provides information about known wheat leaf rust pathotypes in Western Australia (WA), including most recent incursions in 2013 and 2015.