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Downy Mildew

Description

  • Uncommon in wheat crops
  • Sometimes seen in small outbreaks during waterlogging and green bridge

Symptoms

  • Yellow leaves, stunted and excessive tillering in young plants
  • Advanced plants with misshapen leaves and heads. Often thickened and twisted leaves

Damage

  • Unlikley to have significant yield impact.

Control

Treatment not warranted. Control of green bridge grass weeds and volunteer cereals will act as a sound prevention approach near paddock boundaries