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A fungal disease that produces toxic fruiting bodies in cereal heads and for which there are strict receival standards in place.
A fungal root disease that is not common in Western Australia (WA) but can build up to damaging levels in continuous wheat crops.
A fungal disease affecting wheat seed. Although rare, common bunt is the most serious of the smut diseases due to the zero tolerance for bunt at grain receival points.
Canola growers will be budgeting to defend their crops against sclerotinia stem rot this year after experiencing the worst season on record for the fungal disease.
Iron deficiency is rare but can be a problem in high-rainfall areas on peaty or calcareous soils, or after heavy lime application on most soils.
Many sandplain soils in WA were molybdenum deficient in their natural state.
Department of Agriculture and Food research has revealed the optimum canola plant density for economic returns varies for different cultivars.
Calcium deficiency rarely occurs due to the application of single superphosphate fertilisers (containing 20% calcium), lime and gypsum.
Boron deficiency is rare in cereals in Western Australia (WA) and will impact broadleaf crops such as lupin and canola before affecting cereals like wheat and barley.
Visitors to Wagin Woolorama are reminded to stop by the Department of Agriculture and Food (DAFWA) shed to access the latest information about livestock, grains and agribusiness.