Scientist Advise Monitor Cereal Varieties Susceptible to RustOctober 8, 2010
With the beginning of warmer conditions in South Australia, growers will need to give attention to cereal varieties that are vulnerable to rusts.
According to Dr. Hugh Wallwork, a senior plant pathologist at the SA Research and Development Institute, the unseasonably cool weather in the past weeks "has kept the level of leaf rust down and possibly also suppressed the stripe rust to some degree." With the current rising temperatures, these rusts could have increased rate of multiplication, thus, susceptible varieties must be closely monitored. He also reported that there is widespread infestation of stem rust in in a crop of Kite wheat at Baroota, close to Spencer Gulf.
"The crop was sown in early April and is now close to maturity," he says. "Stem rust has also been reported from nearby crops of Kite and Blade wheat but not in nearby Gladius, Mace, Clearfield JNZ or Axe. This region has long been known to be a high risk area for stem rust due to its warmer climate with coastal influences."
Read the media release of Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) at http://www.grdc.com.au/director/events/mediareleases.cfm?item_id=EEBB988FE1AE1E7D3FBF30D7E59E59DB&pageNumber=9.
See more articles:
News from Around the World
- New Notes from PBS on Information Requirements for LMO-FFPs
- Public-Private Partnerships and Risk Management
- Scientists Claim GM Cowpea Could Generate U.S.$1 Billion
- Researchers Conduct Historic Trials on GM Crops in Uganda
- Scientists Discover a 'Molecular Glue' that Stimulates Immunity in Plants
- GM Trees and Plants Could Help Counter Global Warming
- New Study Shows Benefits of Bt Corn to Farmers
- INIA Report: No GM Maize in Barranca Valleys
- Goss's Wilt Disease Spreads in Corn-Growing Areas
- Scientist Advise Monitor Cereal Varieties Susceptible to Rust
- Socio-Political Implications for Agri-biotech in Thailand
- EU Reports Best Practices for Maize Co-existence
- EFSA Holds Public Consultations on Draft ERA Guidelines
- Sweet Pepper Hrap Gene Improves Resistance to Banana Xanthomonas Wilt
- Scientists Silence Genes to Produce Hypoallergenic Carrots
- Transgenic Yellow Cassava to Address Vitamin A Deficiency
- 1st Global Conference on Biofortification
- 7th Latin American and Caribbean Meeting on Agri-Biotech
- Strengthening Agricultural Biotechnology Regulation in India
- GAIN Report on Biotech in Venezuela
- Book on Environmental and Economic Impacts of GM Crops in Black Sea Region
Subscribe to CBU: