Wheat Rust Early Warning

An early warning campaign will be carried out again in 2022 - using the RustWatch Rust survey crowdsource App. Regions beyond the RustWatch case study regions are invited to participate.

Links: Crowdsource App   Dashboard   Getting started   Read more

Objectives

  • Target: To establish the status of mainly yellow rust in common wheat, durum wheat and triticale from late March in Europe, 2022. It is important also to upload "no disease" as the objective of the campaign is to monitor the status of the wheat rusts and which cultivars are affected and which are not.

  • Where: RustWatch invite all regions in Europe to participate in the campaign. Campaigns will be carried out also in RustWatch case study regions, Navarra Spain, Sicily Italy, Switzerland, Cambridge region UK, Denmark and Brandenburg in Germany.

  • What we ask for: Cultivar name, wheat rust observed yes or no, and one or more photos (Growth stage and incidence as optional).

  • Who to contact re local organising: Contacts in the six case study regions

  • New regions: please contact fabio.mascher@agroscope.admin.ch

  • Where can you find the results: Results and photos are publicly available on the Wheat rust dashboard.

  • Samples for genotype and race analysis: If you find unusual attacks or attacks on a cultivar supposed to be very resistant, then please contact your advisor or consultant. He can decide if a sample should be sent to one of the Rustwatch labs or your national lab for further analysis. You can also get help from your RustWatch Case Study Region contact.

Our goal is to have genotype results ready before the end of May. These results will be a part of an early warning message on the RustWatch website and Twitter. The same alert will be issued via regional  Agricultural Knowledge and Innovation Systems web sites in local language.   

It is important also to upload "no disease" as the objective of the campaign is to monitor status of the wheat rusts and which cultivars are affected or not. Based on the experiences from this early campaign and feedback from stakeholder groups, we will decide if another campaign will be accomplished later in the season.  

You can find the link to the App, where to find results, documentation and a user guide on this web page

Below is indicated the RustWatch definition of wheat rust early warning

RustWatch definition of wheat rust early warning