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New stripe rust strain hits triticale crops (National, 7, November 2007)

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Grain producers have been urged to give stripe rust a greater priority when selecting triticale varieties following the discovery of a new strain of the airborne fungus... The varieties Jackie, Breakwell, Speedee, Abacus, Prime 322, Kosciuszko, Hillary and Madonna are all vulnerable to the new pathotype," Dr Wellings said. ".. The strain was first found on a sample of Jackie triticale at Bingara, near Moree in northern NSW. "It was the first rust sample I received for the season and it took a while for us to determine it was a new strain," he said...
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