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: 13 Oct 2009
Author(s): Redden, Patrick, Malik, Raj
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This RIRDC report summarises recent research into the chemical options for controlling leaf diseases, the impact of disease control on hay quality, and whether disease control has an economic benefit.
The export oaten hay industry is a significant contributor to Australia’s rural community, having grown substantially over the last 20 years. This period has seen export hay production refined substantially through agronomic research and the development of specialised hay varieties. However, little research has yet been done on the impact of leaf diseases on hay quality, and the chemical fungicide control options available to control these leaf diseases.