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With growers gearing up to plant large winter crop acreages into high levels of soil moisture, the Plant Breeding Institute (PBI) has released the 2012 leader table for rust responses by variety... The annual report lists rust responses across the range of Australian commercial wheat and triticale varieties and now includes vulnerabilities to leaf and stem rust as well as stripe rust... Rusted plant samples can be mailed to PBI for analysis in paper envelopes (do not use plastic wrapping or plastic lined packages)...
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Dr Colin Wellings, University of Sydney, Plant Breeding Institute (PBI) on secondment from NSW Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI) says a growing body of data is shedding new light on rust management for growers... The report is available from www.nvtonline.com.au/reports and Dr Wellings urges growers to take advantage of the large amount of information now contained on the site... "While the data for stripe rust have been the subject of focused attention by pathologists and breeders across the majority of the Australian wheat growing regions for many years, leaf rust and stem rust have been more sporadic," he said...
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