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Controlling stripe rust in dual purpose wheat

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The high incidence of stripe rust in dual purpose cereal crops has prompted calls for growers to consider varieties with higher rust resistance ratings... "Rust resistance is particularly important when growing long season cereals as they enter the "green bridge" danger period when rust spores can be over-summering on weeds and volunteer cereal plants," Dr Rainbow said... Mr Street said while the results were based on limited trials and seasons and in these two trials where Jockey seed treatment was used on Wedgetail dual purpose wheat it did not delay stripe rust onset or offer any yield or quality advantages over standard seed treatments in two trials over two seasons...