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Yellow spot in wheat; leaf rust and net blotch diseases in barley - lessons from 2010 for better management in 2011.

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2010 provided the most favourable conditions for the development of foliar diseases for 12 years which generated epidemics of yellow spot in wheat and spot form net blotch and leaf rust in barley... It is essential that an integrated approach of cultural, genetic and chemical methods is implemented to maximize control and minimize losses... To minimize inoculum, there should be no green barley plants growing in the region for 4 to 6 weeks before sowing - the longer, the better...