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Prevention the best form of defence

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While researchers would prefer growers not to grow varieties susceptible to stripe rust, in some areas yield considerations override the rust risk... The research found protection at the flag leaf stage (GS39) provides the greatest yield response and it is the most important leaf to keep diseasefree... "Which option a grower chooses should be based on a strategy which considers varietal choice and rating, seasonal conditions and yield potential, crop rotation, sowing time, fungicide strategy, ability to spray on time and profitability," Mr Hamblin says...
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