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Spot Form of Net Blotch management in the Mallee

By Mark McLean (Agriculture Victoria), James Murray and Claire Browne (BCG) Key messages: Spot form of net blotch (SFNB) was at low levels during 2015 due to dry seasonal conditions and was unlikely to have caused grain yield or quality loss … Continue reading

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Yellow Leaf Spot

By Grant Hollaway (Department of Economic Development) and Stuart McColl (BCG) Key messages: Yellow leaf spot reduced grain yield in susceptible wheat cultivars by eight per cent. When sowing into paddocks with yellow leaf spot infected wheat stubble, farmers should consider growing resistant cultivars in preference … Continue reading

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Spot Form of Net Blotch

By Mark McLean (Department of Economic Development) and Stuart McColl (BCG) Key messages: SFNB caused yield losses of 0.2-0.3t/ha in very susceptible barley varieties at Quambatook during 2014. SFNB increased screenings by up to seven per cent and reduced retention by up to 13 … Continue reading

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Crown rot

By Grant Hollaway (Department of Economic Development) and Stuart McColl (BCG). Key messages: Yield loss due to crown rot was greatest in durum wheat and least in barley. A PreDicta B soil test can be used  to identify crown rot levels prior … Continue reading

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