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Final Report: DAV00062 - Victorian cereal pathology support with emphasis on crown rot management

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1. Management of crown rot It is important that reliable estimates of yield losses in barley in Victoria caused by both F. pseudograminearum and Fusarium culmorum are determined... Crown rot research has shown that average annual losses of 4.5% in paddocks with crown rot symptoms can be reduced following adoption of management strategies evaluated within this project... Resistance to bacterial blight In this project, field peas were shown to vary in their response to bacterial blight caused byPss the inheritance of this variation and its nature (i.e. resistance or tolerance to infection) needs to be determined if breeders are to make continuing progress in developing field pea varieties with resistance to this disease...