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WA growers given new option for mildew control Media release

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Western Australian barley growers have a new weapon against powdery mildew thanks to a permit allowing them to use an alternative fungicide to combat the costly disease... Professor Richard Oliver, from the GRDC-supported Australian Centre for Necrotrophic Fungal Pathogens (ACNFP), said the permit provided another tool to manage powdery mildew, which caused losses of up to $100 million in WA last year. ".. SEPWA president Lyndon Mickel welcomed the announcement of the permit allowing the use of spiroxamine for control of barley powdery mildew in WA, saying it gave growers another tool in the toolbox to manage the disease. "..
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