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Time to check cereal rust ratings

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Discovery of new leaf rust pathotypes in Western Australia during 2013 has prompted a warning about careful cereal rust management in 2014... Detection of new leaf rust pathotypes in 2013 that can overcome resistance in wheat and barley cultivars has highlighted the importance of implementing up-to-date cereal rust management plans this year... Growers are advised to check updated disease resistance ratings in the 2014 GRDC and Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia (DAFWA), wheat and barley variety guides, and choose varieties carefully to minimise the risk of crop damage...
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