Resistance Ratings Refresh (South, 8 May 2008)

Knowledge of disease resistance ratings will assist decision making for crop variety selection in 2008. Growers can revisit resistance ratings by downloading the National Disease Ratings Guide from the National Variety Trials (NVT) website at www.nvtonline.com.au. Standard varietal disease ratings range from resistant to very susceptible, and the guide lists management options for growers corresponding to each resistance rating. The NVT website also contains the latest varietal information, including quality type, test code, breeder, marketer and varietal comparisons. The NVT program is an initiative of the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC), implemented in response to growers’ need for independent validation of grain and field crop varieties.

Region National, North, South, West