Barley powdery disease: it really is bad

Reports that barley powdery disease and fungicide resistance are running rampant through Western Australia have been given a boost by a fungal pathologist’s molecular data collection.

The data shows use of old fungicides is ineffective in preventing the barley powdery disease.

“All the evidence suggests that spraying an old triazole will have no impact on the disease and may even increase the chance of resistance development to newer fungicides” said Professor Oliver, lead researcher on the project.

Western Australia has suffered acutely with a large area of the Wheatbelt region affected by the disease.

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