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Skeleton weed surveillance across paddocks this summer will be aided by a new management guide now available to grain growers.
The approach of summer has prompted a reminder to landholders across the grainbelt to check their properties for skeleton weed.
This Management Guide has been designed to assist landholders and increase their capacity to manage and eradicate skeleton weed infestations on their properties and to prevent its further spread wi
Within Western Australia some areas may have pests, diseases or weeds established that are not found elsewhere within the state.
Onion rust (Puccinia allii) is a disease of plants in the onion family, including onions, garlic, chives, spring onions and leeks. This disease is not known to occur in Western Australia.
Tomato yellow leaf curl virus (TYLCV) is a very damaging virus disease of tomato crops in tropical and warm temperate regions of the world, causing losses of up to 100%.
Potato virus Y tuber necrosis strain (PVYNTN) causes a serious disease of potatoes called potato tuber necrotic ringspot disease which results in dark unsightly rings on tubers.
Late blight (Phytophthora infestans) is considered the most devastating disease of potatoes worldwide and caused the Irish potato famine in the 1840s.
Bacterial wilt (Ralstonia solanacearum) is a serious disease of potatoes that can cause crop losses of more than 90%. This pest is not known to occur in Western Australia.
The innovative use of drones to precisely assess soil erosion will save time and money for WA growers.