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Early reports point to cereal rust risk

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The amount of rust present on this sample means that it could be used to infect a differential set directly, reducing the time for pathotype determinations from six weeks to three weeks... The first report of wheat stripe rust for 2011 was made in early July from southern NSW, while oat crown rust and oat stem rust have been frequently observed since April in crop regrowth and weedy oat populations... The ammount of rust present on this sample menas hat it could be used to infect a differential set directly, reducing the time for pathtype determinations from six weeks to three weeks...