New front in battle against rust

Researchers are playing catch-up to fix the "gaping hole" in Australia's armoury against rust. Resistant varieties that showed promise in the 1990s suddenly proved susceptible to new strains of the disease, consigning large batches of new breeding lines to the dustbin.

Dr Hugh Wallwork of the CRC for Molecular Plant Breeding Talks about the long-term catch-up game researchers are playing to build durable rust resistance, and the cooperation needed from Australia's graingrowers in the accelerated research effort.

You'll find the full story in our special lift-out on rust in the centre of this Ground Cover.