Crown rot has increased in southern NSW, due to the increased intensity of crop rotations and the increased adoption of no-till farming practices. Varietal resistance and tolerance to crown rot is limited.
Seed treatments are available for controlling seed and soil borne diseases. Some treatments also have the added benefit of helping to manage crown rot. In 2021 we are conducting 2 trials one on irrigation and one on dryland. The trials aim to test the efficacy and safety of seed applied treatments for the control of Crown Rot in wheat.