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Cereal disease update 2013

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Sustainable management of most cereal diseases can be achieved by avoiding susceptible and very susceptible cultivars... A graphical representation of the relative effect of increasing pre-sowing crown rot inoculum levels, as determined using PredictaB, on grain yield loss (%) in three cereals in seasons with below average combined September and October rainfall (left) and above average rainfall for the same period (right) using 26 data sets collected in Victoria and South Australia during the years 2005 to 2010 (Hollaway et al. 2013)... There will be a greater need to monitor and apply foliar fungicides in wetter seasons...