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Early rust samples spark fears of epidemic (North/South, 12 August 2008)

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Early rust samples analysed by the Cereal Rust Laboratory have sparked concerns that stripe rust, and possibly leaf rust, may hit for wheat crops across southern Queensland and northern and central western NSW this season... One sample from Marombi wheat at Dunedoo, NSW was infected with leaf rust, and a sample of stripe rust was taken from Tobruk triticale at Young, NSW," Dr Wellings said. ".. Selection of rust-resistant varieties , teamed with control of the green bridge of volunteer plants over summer and,strategic fungicide use are the three clear strategies we need growers to take on board," Dr Rainbow said. "..
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