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Know your enemy

Fungicide Disease Planner Bayer Crop Science NZ

If you are growing wheat or barley you will be familiar with names like Septoria leaf blotch, scald, powdery mildew, rust and maybe tan spot.

Within New Zealand we are fortunate that wheat and barley are only attacked by a handful of important diseases. While there are additional diseases, they tend to be relatively uncommon and often only have a minor impact on crop yield.

This means it is feasible to identify diseases with a high degree of certainty. Click the tiles below to see details of these diseases to help you identify what’s attacking your crops.