Barley stripe rust

Barley stripe rust

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  • Would infect barley in all Australian growing regions
  • Approximately 80% of Australia’s barley varieties would be susceptible
  • Yellow stripes of fungal spores produced between veins of leaves
  • Can be spread by wind and rain, or on clothing, machinery and tools
  • Any stripe rust on barley should be reported

High priority pest of: Grains

Scientific name: Puccinia striiformis f. sp. hordei
EPPRD Category:
Life Form: Fungus

Pest Documents

FS: fact sheet

CP: contingency plan

DP: diagnostic protocol