Early yellow rust found in wheat crops in the UK

Experts are urging cereal growers not to panic despite early signs of yellow rust being found in early-sown winter wheat crops.

23.12.2014 | Jens Grønbech Hansen


The mild autumn coupled with disease carryover from the summer has resulted in early symptoms of yellow rust showing, even on varieties with good resistance.

Niab Tag cereal pathologist Sarah Holdgate says the resistance in the adult plants means they are able to outgrow the disease at later growth stages.