Red leather leaf of hay oats disease management guide
Red leather leaf (RLL), caused by the fungus Neospermospora avenae, is the most common and severe foliar disease of oats in south-eastern Australia, and is...
Published: 12 Jul 2005
Author(s): Flynn, Anthony
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