Wheat diagnostic tool

This wheat diagnostic tool allows you to identify in-crop constraints through a simple process of elimination.

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Who this tool is for

Western Australian wheat growers.

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Questions this tool answers

  • What factor is constraining my wheat yield?
  • How can I identify the constraint?
  • What else could the constraint be?
  • Where does the insect/disease/symptom occur?
  • How can I manage the constraint?
  • How can I monitor the constraint?
  • Where can I get expert help?

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What this tool does

This wheat diagnostic tool allows you to identify in-crop constraints on your wheat crop.

The tool asks you what symptoms you can see and gives you a list of possible constraints that are applicable to what you have identified.

You can then read more about the constraint and how you can monitor for and manage it.

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Inputs

  • Growth stage: before or after head emergence
  • Symptoms you can see:
    • leaf or stem symptoms
    • root or crown symptoms
    • plants affected in patterns or particular parts of the paddock
    • more insects or bugs in the affected area.

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Outputs

The tool gives you possible constraints that are applicable to what you have identified on the crop and in-paddock.

There is a fact sheet for each constraint (86 in all), which gives you information on:

  • what to look for to properly identify the constraint
  • other constraints with similar symptoms
  • how best to manage the constraint
  • how best to monitor the constraint
  • where to seek expert help.

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Reliability

All information is supplied by the Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia (DAFWA).

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History

The wheat diagnostic tool is an output of the MyCrop project (DAW217), jointly funded by DAFWA and the Grain Research and Development Corporation.

The MyCrop project aims to help growers and advisers diagnose limits to achieving potential grain yield.

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Support available

Support is available from Kelly Ryan at DAFWA

Email: kelly.ryan@agric.wa.gov.au

Phone: 08 9368 3480

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Where to get it

The tool is free to use on the DAFWA website, or you can download the MyCrop app from the iTunes store (for Apple) or from Google Play (for Android).

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Cost

Free

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