Grains and field crops
(1) Yield assessments have continued similar to those used in 1977 and 1978. Essentially, plants with symptoms typical of BYDV are marked in the early spring as well as a similar number without symptoms. Yield differences were obtained both for Clipper Barley and an oats variety. (2) Two pilot experiments using viruliferous aphids were carried out at Mount Barker (79MT20) and at South Perth · (79PE13). Both Rhopalosiphum padi and R. maidis were used. Infection at Mt Barker failed, and therefore no data is presented. The Perth experiment was planted on August 31, 1979. The original plan was to have two treatments, i.e. Aphid infestation vs. Control in 4 replications. However, as two different species of aphid became available, the experiment was split into two smaller ones, each using a different species of aphid with 2 replications. RESULTS: See Tables 1 and 2.
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McLean, G D, Khan, T N, Grimm, M, and Sandow, J D. (1979), Barley yellow dwarf virus in barley and oats (79MT20, 79PE13) Experimental summary 1979. Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia, Perth. Report.