Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4

Volume 9, Number 5

Front Matter


Department of Agriculture, Western Australia



Wheat diseases in Western Australia
W A. Shipton, W. R. Tweedie, and K. J. Locke

Issue cover

Editor: E. H. Lawson

Cover picture: Wheat stem rust disease. Magnified wheat stems and leaf showing the stem rust fungus which has erupted through the surface. These pustules consist of myriads of microscopic spores in the “red” or active stage or in the black stage which forms later in the season and is functionless under West Australian conditions. Stem rust and other diseases of wheat are featured in an article beginning on page 117 of this issue.


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