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Australian Cereal Rust Control Program

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Although fungicides can control rust, genetic resistance remains the most environmentally acceptable and economical means of rust control in Australia... Northern region grain growers are being reminded to consider adult plant resistance (APR) to fungal diseases such as stem, stripe and leaf rust, when retaining seed this harvest for next year's crop... As news of the first cereal rust outbreaks in southern Australia reach the University of Sydney's Plant Breeding Institute (PBI), northern region growers are reminded to be vigilant in crop monitoring this season...