Leaf Rust - Barley
Leaf rust may not be the most commonly encountered barley disease, never the less it is widespread and can be seen every season.
Look out for:
- Brown rust pustules scattered across the surface of the leaf.
- Warm conditions
Leaf rust is wind dispersed, placing all barley crops at risk.
Leaf rust favours warm conditions and therefore is more of a problem in early to mid-summer.
Severe infections can lead to significant yield losses.