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Barley Yellow Dwarf Virus Fact Sheet: Management tips to avoid yield penalties (High resolution version)

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Growers in high rainfall zones should be proactive and develop a Barley Yellow Dwarf Virus (BYDV) management plan which includes crop monitoring, green bridge management, foliar pesticide sprays and pre-sowing seed treatment... Trial results have found that the oat and rose grain aphid are found on wheat and barley and the corn aphid favours barley and is rarely found on wheat... Even where there have been large yield losses due to BYDV, trial results have not shown any difference in protein content between sprayed and untreated plots...