Wheat responds positively to a well-planned rotation with other crop species. Rotation is by far the best management tool farmers have to manage disease, pests, weeds and nutrition.
In most rotations, growers get to an unavoidable point where they have to follow a cereal with cereal. Wheat sown into wheat stubble significantly increases disease risk, with yellow leaf spot (YLS) being one of the more damaging of these diseases.
YLS is a fungus that is transferred from wheat stubble, where active spores infect the wheat plant and can result in significant yield losses. YLS is hard to control effectively with fungicides, so choosing varieties with a reasonable level of resistance is the most effective tool currently available to growers.
Here are a few options growers have when it comes to varieties most suited to a wheat on wheat scenario, with a minimum MR – MS resistance to YLS.