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Fusarium head blight in the north

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In Australia's northern grains region, FHB is considered one of the top five most damaging wheat diseases, causing an average $9 million in lost production every year... Although the disease does not occur often in Australia, growers are advised to be aware of its potential and to stay informed... Dr Stephen Neate, from the Queensland Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF), leads research on FHB in Queensland and says the disease can cause significant yield loss, quality reductions and downgrading of grain...