Wheat, Barley, Root rots, Ley farming
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ROOT ROTS of wheat and barley are caused by several fungi, the most important in Western Australia being Fusarium spp., Helminthosporium sativum and Ophiobolus graminis.
Local surveys have shown that the incidence of each organism varies with district and also depends on other factors, such as seasonal conditions and cultural practices.
The relative susceptibility of wheat and barley to these fungi has never been studied in detail under local conditions, although many such investigations have been conducted overseas.
Chambers, S C.
"Root diseases in wheat on clover ley : factors under investigation. 2. Relative susceptibility of wheat and barley,"
Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4: Vol. 3:
7, Article 10.
Available at: https://library.dpird.wa.gov.au/journal_agriculture4/vol3/iss7/10