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When faced with foliar fungal diseases in cereals, control and damage limitation strategies need to be tailored to the rainfall region, variety resistance status and the disease... Foliar fungal diseases of wheat and barley, such as stripe, leaf and stem rust as well as powdery mildew, can result in substantial losses in all but resistant varieties if left unchecked (Figure 1)... yield increases of 56 per cent have been obtained from GS71 (watery ripe stage) applications in research conducted in WA...