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: 22 Dec 2022
Author(s): Kylie Chambers, Geoff Thomas
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Septoria avenae blotch (Parastaganospora avenae) is a stubble-borne fungal disease of oats found throughout Australia but most commonly in Western Australia (WA). Recent paddock surveys have found it to be present in more than 90% of oat crops in WA, and most severely in higher-rainfall areas, during wetter seasons and where oats are more frequently grown.