Wheat, Sowing date, Plant diseases, Yield losses, Western Australia
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Leaf diseases of wheat can be avoided by delaying the planting of a crop, but this often leads to reduced yield because the benefits of early sowing usually outweigh anylosses caused by leaf disease.
However, it is only in exceptional circumstances that farmers need to consider leaf disease when making decisions about planting date, as this article shows. Most examples are taken from department of Agriculture trials in its northern advisory region, but the principals apply to other agricultural areas.
Wilson, J M.
"Leaf diseases of wheat and time of sowing,"
Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4: Vol. 30
, Article 12.
Available at: https://researchlibrary.agric.wa.gov.au/journal_agriculture4/vol30/iss1/12