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: 9 Nov 2006
Author(s): Fiévez, Pierre, Faulkner, Michael, Murray, Gordon
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The Australian oaten hay industry has matured in recent years with specialist growers continually aiming to produce a top quality product from high yielding crops. The industry services both the export and domestic markets.
Oaten hay exported from Australia needs to continually improve in quality to successfully compete against hay produced in the USA and Canada and to increase access to the best-priced markets in Japan and South Korea. The consumers of oaten hay within Australia are becoming progressively more sophisticated in the preparation of their feed rations in order to maximise animal performance.