Barley infected with ramularia. © Nigel Cattlin/AlamyBarley infected with ramularia. © Nigel Cattlin/Alamy
Correctly identifying ramularia in barley is a vital part of its control, as symptoms can easily be confused with other diseases. The foliar disease has been gradually spreading across the world, appearing in the UK in the 1990s while Australia saw it for the first time last season. It can cause crop damage, particularly to the upper leaves after flowering, leading to extensive losses in yield and quality. Trials have shown yield losses of up to 0.5t/ha in barley. See […]