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New significant wheat yellow rust strain identified

Farmers Weekly

A new “significant” race of yellow rust disease affecting wheat has been identified, which is likely to have been responsible for the major downgrade of variety resistance ratings to the disease last year. The new race has been named Red 24 using a new identification system, and joins another new race, Blue 7, which was identified in March this year. Yellow rust is a major disease of winter wheat that can cause big yield losses, and recent shifts in races […]

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