Plant diseases impacting oaten hay production in Australia – a review

  • 22 pages

  • Published: 3 Sep 2020

  • Author(s): Dr Kylie Chambers, Geoff Thomas

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In Australia, there are a range of fungal, bacterial and viral pathogens that infect oats, impacting on yield and quality of grain and hay crops. This review outlines the major diseases of oaten hay crops in Australia and outlines the disease symptoms, epidemiology, current control strategies and suggested future work on these diseases that could increase export hay profitability or address potential future issues in export market access.