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Management of weeds, disease and nitrogen nutrition are ongoing challenges that limit yield potential.
Cockchafers belonging to the genus Heteronyx are typically not regarded as a pest of agriculture. However, two have been seen as occasional pests, with H.
Diseases that occur underground can be difficult to detect and diagnose but they must be identified correctly to enable appropriate control measures to be implemented.
A soil-borne pest affecting roots of cereal crops, cereal cyst nematode (CCN) can cause substantial yield losses, particularly in continuous cereal crops.
Nematodes can feed on root tissues of a wide range of plant species and lead to root damage which can result in significant crop yield loss.
A widespread root disease caused by a soil-borne fungus and generating yield losses of 1-5% in Western Australia each year.
A fungal disease most common in continuous cereal crops, which affects roots and lower stems and is usually not detected until after heading.
These are post-emergent grass contol herbicides used for annual ryegrass and/or wild oat control in wheat and barley or non-selective grass control in broadleaf crops.
A fungal root disease that can cause severe yield losses of wheat and barley especially in medium- to high-rainfall areas.