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Remember APR when selecting varieties

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Varieties carrying APR genes are protected from rust during the post-seedling stage of crop development, typically between tillering and booting (growth stages 20-49)... Professor Robert Park, from the Australian Cereal Rust Control Program, said because the timing and effectiveness of APR varies from gene to gene, it varies from variety to variety depending upon which gene(s) are present... PHOTO CAPTION: Northern region grain growers are being reminded to consider adult plant resistance (APR) to fungal diseases such as stem, stripe and leaf rust, when retaining seed this harvest for next year's crop...